Barbara Ele passed away January 7, 2015 at home.
Visitation will be prior to the service at the Church from 9;30 am until 11:00 am. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Paul’s Church of Christ in Madrid with burial at Fairview Cemetery, north of Madrid.
Barbara was born in Merced, California on October 31, 1917. She was the only child of Lucille and Robert Cunningham. Later the family moved to Sacramento where she met and married Roland Ele in 1940. They had two daughters and moved to Woodland, California in 1944. They remained there until 1970 when they moved to Yosemite National Park. In 1974, they moved back to Sacramento. They moved to Madrid, Iowa in 1997. Barbara and Roland enjoyed golf and traveling in their Airstream trailer. Roland passed away in 2000 and Barbara continued to live in their Madrid Home apartment. Barbara was an active volunteer at the Madrid Home and at St. Paul’s Church.
Barbara is survived by her daughters, Judy Pomares of Sacramento and Nancy Hill of Cambridge;grandchildren, Allison Mather, Eric Hill and Jared Hill; and ten great-grandhildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two grandchildren, Robert and Charles Pomares. – See more at: http://www.ilesfuneralhomes.com/obituary?id=1468836#sthash.P2vwlpCU.dpuf