May 10, 1931 – April 1, 2019

Barbara Hess, a resident of Colorado Springs for the last seven years and formerly of San Diego, California since 1963, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019.  She was an office manager.

Barbara was born on May 10, 1931 to Lincoln Thomas Smith and Rose Gertrude Kenefick (Smith) in Sacramento, California.  She married Arnold Richard Hess on May 4, 1952 in Long Beach, California.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Richard Hess (Heidi); three daughters: Teresa Jean Fino (Tony), Denise Marie Brown (Bob), and Michele Lynne Graham (Richard); six grandchildren: Jason, Erin, Kenyon, Chelsie, Tony, and Katie; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lincoln and Rose Smith; her husband, Arnold Richard Hess; her brother, Richard Eugene Smith; and her sister, Linda Adele McKindley.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Rosary to follow on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle.  Private inurnment will be at the Mt. St. Francis Columbarium.

Memorials in Barbara’s name may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was such a special lady.
    With all my love,

  2. It was such a honor knowing Barbara. Prayers to the family and hugs to Bob and denise.

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