Odell Barfield, 78, was called home to be with her “Lord and Savior” Feb. 4, 2011.


Odell Barfield, 78, was called home to be with her “Lord and Savior” Feb. 4, 2011.
She was born in Bromide March 9, 1932, to Edna and Roy Alvie Northrip. She was on of six children who grew up in Oklahoma and later moved to California during the great depression as her family struggled to find work and make a home. Times were tough, but the family survived through hard work and love. Strong family values and a belief in God solidfied her philosophy of life.
She loved to dance and at one time was an instructor for the Arthur Murry Studio in Fresno, Calif. Later in life, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant and took a great deal of pride in her work as she helped others. She was employed by the old Mission Hill Hospital during the 1980s. Her hobbies were quilting, sewing, crocheting and listening to country and western music. She often made beautiful gifts, which she bestowed upon her family. She was retired and had been a cargiver to her parents for many years in their home.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edna and R.A.; two brothers, Dee and Floyd Northrip; and sister Jean Plummer.
Survivors included her sisters, Victoria Behnke, of Oregon, and Adell Thompson, her twin sister, of California; her children, Cynthia Main and husband, Brian, of Texas, Brant Armstrong and wife, Janet, of California, Rebecca Miller and husband, Robert, of California, Carol Watkins and friend, Kris, of Oklahoma, Mark Barfield and wife, Sandy, of Washington, and Michelle Garza and husband, Daniel, of California; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; along as many other cherished family members and friends.
A memorial will be organized for Odell later in the spring when she is buried near her parents at Resthaven Memorial Park.