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A private celebration of life for Richard G. Barre of Grass Valley will be conducted at a later date. Burial will be at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood.

Mr. Barre died Sunday, Jan. 22, in Grass Valley. He was 63.

He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in San Luis Obispo, to August J. and Evalyn Florence Barre. He graduated from San Luis Obispo High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966, serving on the Coral Sea Aircraft Carrier and was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. He married Lynne Renee Johnson on Sept. 7, 1979, in the Los Angeles Mormon temple. He worked at Hughes Aircraft in Manhattan Beach until he became disabled by Parkinson’s Disease in 1989. He was an elder in he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Nevada City Ward.

He enjoyed painting, and had an interest in Naval vessels, airplanes and making models. He was an avid fan of the 49er football and Dodger baseball teams.

He is survived by his children Shellinda, Melissa and Jason Barre of Redondo Beach; brothers, James Barre of Grass Valley, and Steven Barre of Rancho Cordova; and sister, Susan Cornish of Nevada City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynne Barre; brother, August E. Barre; mother, Evalyn Barre; and father, August J. Barre.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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