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January 19, 1939 - August 15, 2018
January 19, 1939 – August 15, 2018
Barbara Shellow died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on August 15, 2018. She is survived by her husband Dr. William Shellow; her children Greg, Doug (Angie) and Jeff; her grandchildren Greer, Jake, Gage, Bryce and Alex. Barbara was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Wisconsin with her family as a young girl. She attended nursing school at Northwestern University where she met her husband while he was attending medical school. They were married in 1963 and came to Los Angeles in 1969, creating a home for their 3 sons. Barbara dedicated over 25 years as a volunteer for the Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys. Diagnosed with cancer over 20 years ago, Barbara was a fighter, never giving up hope and always putting her family first while battling her disease as a true warrior.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Barbra Shellow be directed to cancer research at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
Gifts may be made online at: www.csmc.edu/giving. Please note that the gift is in memory of Barbra Shellow.
Donations by mail:
Ms. Sarah Andrews
Community Relations & Development
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2416
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Checks should be payable to Cedars-Sinai. Please indicate “In memory of Barbra Shellow” on the memo line.