Barbara Marriott Hamm

Obituary of Barbara Marriott Hamm

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Barbara Marriott Hamm. She went peacefully on April 19th, at the age of 85. A third generation Venturan, Barbara was born on September 21, 1937. She loved growing up on a ranch, riding the tractor, and enjoying an outdoor life. She spent many hours riding horses, gardening, playing sports, playing flute in the marching band, and the piccolo in the orchestra. She graduated from Ventura High School in 1955 and became a school teacher at Monroe Elementary in Santa Barbara, where she met her husband of 61 years, Harold ‘Hal’ Hamm. She went on to teach preschool for 15 years at All Saints-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, PEO, and the Santa Barbara Women’s Club.

Barbara will be most remembered for her warm smile and generous heart. She had the best sense of humor and saw the positive in everyone and everything. She never missed an opportunity to give a special hug and uplifting word. She requested that all that would attend any service to wear cheerful colors in her honor.

She is survived by her husband Hal, their two children, Darrin and his wife Dawn, of Reno, NV and Kristin Kristen of Atlantic Beach, FL, as well as eight incredible grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at All Saints-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara at 11:00 am on May 5th followed by a reception at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course from 12:30 pm -3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Health which provided Hospice Care for Barbara.

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