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Barbara Ann Denlinger Boyd, born July 30 in Dayton, Ohio, 1955 passed away Friday, June 23, 2023 at Adventist Health Sonora. Barbara Ann, daughter of Ramon and Esther (Landis) Denlinger passed from this life into the arms of her Loving Savior, at the age of 67 years 10 months and 25 days, on June 23, 2023 in Sonora, California.

Growing up on the farm on Route 40 she was privileged to help with farm animals and doing chores with her older brothers. She also helped her mother and grandmother with house hold duties. One of her favorite things to do was sit and listen to Great Grandma Eikenberry and help thread the needles for her as she sewed aprons imparting wise advice to always tell the truth and be loving and kind to everybody. She had several close friends at Brookville school, and at church with which many memories were made and friendships formed that lasted her lifetime.

She continued on to Joint Vocational School to learn how to sew and alter clothes, later working at Metropolitan of Dayton altering men’s clothing.

Barbara committed her life to Jesus in August of 1973 and was baptized for the remission of sins, to walk in newness of life with Jesus Yeshua her Savior. She was a member of The Old German Baptist Brethren, New Conference, Modesto District, in Modesto, California.

On May 25, 1974, Barbara was united in Holy Matrimony with Calvin, son of Norman & Doris Boyd. After spending the first few years in the Phillipsburg Ohio area, in 1977 they moved to the mountains of California and settled in the Twain Harte area, where their family enlarged to six. Four little boys completed this family: Joseph Aaron in 1978, Jesse A in 1979, David Lester in 1983 and Daniel Ray in 1987. Barb loved the mountains and caring for her loved ones was a joy. As the children grew she was involved in their school activities and for a time home-schooled them. Her life revolved around her family, church, community, and her love for music; deriving much comfort and enjoyment, while playing and singing with her autoharp.

After the boys were raised, she took an interest in working in the medical field, becoming a phlebotomist, where she worked for several years at Sonora Community hospital. Sadly, as her health began to fail she had to quit working as a phlebotomist. Barbara then became a tour guide at Cover’s Apple Ranch where she enjoyed teaching school children and other visitors about the apple ranch and all the sights to see. She also continued volunteering at Brethren Heritage School, a private Christian school in Modesto. She spent many days, teaching music to the younger grades, preparing the students for their special “Grandparent’s Teas”, Christmas, and Easter programs. Working with those students, brought her much joy!

As her health declined and her ability to communicate diminished, she continued to be positive and optimistic knowing that God was in control of it all. She has finished her earthly journey and is now enjoying the bliss of Heaven.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Calvin, and her four boys, Joe (Darlene), Jesse, David (Kenji), and Daniel. Six grandchildren: Sydney, Jesse James, Gavin, Wesley, Harley and Brandon. She is also survived by her brothers, Roland (Janet), Lowell (Rebecca), Randy (Paula) and sister, Leann (Norman Trochelman), sisters-in-law, Rachel (Larry Salter), Linda (Mike Crawford) and Carmen (Jonathan Boyd). Many nieces, nephews, extended family & friends and Brothers & Sisters in Christ, from all over the world are included.

Proceeding Barbara in death were her parents, parents-in-law, sister-in- law, Diana Denlinger, Daughter-in-law, Corinne Boyd, and grandson, Tommy Boyd. At this time the family wishes to thank all who have shared in our time of grief and we pray God’s blessings over all. A viewing/visitation will be held at 9:00 AM at the Mountain View Church at 19220 Cherokee Road. Funeral Services will be held. Graveside Services with viewing will follow at Wood Colony Cemetery, 3511 North Dakota Ave, Modesto, California at 2:30 PM   Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements

  • Date of Death: 06/23/2023
  • Age: 66
  • Residence: Twain Harte, CA
  • Services: Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10 AM with view time starting at 9 AM at Mountain View Church, 19220 Cherokee Road, Tuolumne, California  Call in line 1-805-706-5351.