Barbara Carson Emory passed away peacefully on August 9th in her home of 68 years, in Los Altos, California. Born December 26, 1926 in Piqua, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Alfred B. Carson and Lucille M. Carson. Barbara grew up in Piqua and attended the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio where she graduated in 1945. She and her parents moved to Palo Alto in the summer of 1946. A few years after coming to California, Barbara met her husband, the late Thomas Lane Emory, while working at the American Trust Company in downtown Palo Alto. Barbara and Tom were married at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, then settled and raised three daughters in their Los Altos home where she resided until her death. Barbara is survived by her three daughters, Candyce E. Francis, Susan M. Jacinto and Sally E. Quigley and their husbands, John Francis, Henry Jacinto and Gregory Quigley. She has five grandchildren, Ms. Kelly Martin, Kort Carlsen, James Quigley, Ms. Kathleen Quigley and Robert Quigley. She has three great-grandchildren. Barbara’s love for her family was immeasurable. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She dedicated over 35 years to the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary, serving in a variety of roles.
One of her greatest joys in life was rescuing her precious pets, known to her as “my babies from heaven.” She was completely devoted to them and rescued many animals over the years. Barbara was buried at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto beside her husband and parents. Donations in her memory can be made to DPS Rescue (Doggie Protective Services) and the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary.