Laura J. Barton, age 78, of Mountain View, California, left us on April 3rd.
Laura was born in Detroit, MI, on September 3rd, 1942. She graduated from Wilson High School, in Portland, Oregon, class of '60, then later continued her education receiving a BS in Business Management from the University of San Francisco in 1985.
Laura was married to David Barton in 1962 with whom she had two sons, Kenneth born 1964 and Wesley born 1966. They were together 10 years.
By the end of the 1960's Laura had become a regular performer and singer with the South Bay Area music and drama scenes.
By the time of her spinal cord injury in 1978, she had worked as Music Coordinator for the City of Palo Alto Arts Department. been Publicity Director for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and a partner in Barton-Griswold Publishing which designed and manufactured music theory learning games. She had also been singing in the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a long-time member, and teaching a mid-week class on Christian Growth.