We are privileged that Barbara shared part of her story with us; she is starting a new adventure, and we wish her well.

     On no subject are our ideas more warped and pitiful than on death.  Let children walk with nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in the woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life, and that the grave has no victory, for it never fights.  All is divine harmony.

John Muir A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf

   Barbara Ann Grimley, 73, of Alta Loma died February 23, 2001, at San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland.  She was born December 28, 1927, in California and lived in Alta Loma for 45 years.

     Retired, she was a secretary for San Bernardino County for 20 years and was a volunteer at the Alf Museum.
     Mrs. Grimley is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Elekwa of Nigeria, Carol Mansour of Chino, and Denise Grimley of Alta Loma; four sons, Robert Grimley of Tacoma, Washington, Alan Grimley III of Buellton, Gary and Michael Grimley, both of Rancho Cucamonga; a sister, Mary Brakin of Calimesa; a brother Clayton "Bud" Barnes of Fallbrook; and 13 grandchildren.
     Memorial services will be held at noon on Sunday at Stone Chapel, Upland.  Internment will be private.  Stone Funeral home is north of the 10 Freeway and east of Euclid.

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