Barbara A Long
Barbara A Long
Barbara passed away on Jan. 13, 2013, unexpectedly leaving friends and family deeply saddened. She was 75.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas Frederick Bagshaw and the late Allena Mae Bagshaw. Barbara grew up in Mill Valley, attended Tamalpais High School and spent a lot of her free time out at Stinson Beach riding her horse on the beach, enjoying the ocean.
She married Wendell Calvin Spangler and they had three children, Evelyn Schofield, of Glen Ellen; Debbie Collins, of Rio Nido; and Wendell Calvin Jr., who passed away in 1980.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Nathan, Matthew, Ryan and Daniel, teaching them how to fish, and sharing her enthusiasm of the great outdoors.
Barbara later met her husband, John Long, who enjoyed the outdoors as much as she did. They moved to Isleton and bought Bob’s Bait Shop, where she was able to help her customers find the best places to fish. She played a big part in the Crawdad Festival each year, where you could find her in her shop, selling the crawdads to people who came from all over the area. When she wasn’t working she was fishing on the delta, or driving the levies looking at the beautiful countryside.
Barbara moved to Glen Ellen in 2010, where she spent her time in the garden, watching the wildlife and being closer to her great-grandchildren, Dinah and Levi. Barbara’s love of the ocean played a big part in her life and she will be remembered at Stinson Beach later in the year. So throw out a fishing line, plant a blue flower in your garden or look at the sunset and remember Barbara’s wonderful smile and her love of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Pets Lifeline, 19686 Eighth St. E., Sonoma, CA 95476.
Duggan’s Mission Chapel.
Mission Cremation Service
525 W. Napa St.
Sonoma, CA 95476