Barbara Hoffman, 51, passed away from late stage melanoma on March 25, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Napa on Oct. 29, 1960, the youngest daughter of Robert and Ruth Hoffman.
She attended local schools and graduated from Napa High School in 1978. She attended Napa College and graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Nursing in 1991.
Barb was a registered nurse specializing in geriatric nursing, and especially loved caring for our elderly military veterans. She worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Hospital at Fort Miley for more than 20 years. In 2004, Barbara joined the staff of angels disguised as nurses at Hospice Napa Valley. Her primary assignment was caring for the veterans at the California Veterans Hospital in Yountville. She had found the profession that she was perfectly suited for and was held in high regard by her colleagues and patients alike.
Barbara was a devoted and loving mother to her son, Cameron. He was the best part of her life and she loved sharing his interests with him.
Barb enjoyed reading, artistic and craft projects and learning about her Scottish heritage. She loved the outdoors and fished and hiked whenever and wherever she could.
Barbara is survived by her beloved son, Cameron of Napa; sister, Mary (Gary) Peterson of Napa; brother, Bruce (Susan) Hoffman of Rock Hill, S.C.; aunt, Harriet Goding of Raton, N.M. and various cousins.
Interment will be private at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be sent to Hospice Napa Valley, 414 South Jefferson St., Napa. Memories and words of sympathy may be sent to the family online at tulocaycemetery.org.