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DEGEN, Barbara Jean, Born February 25, 1939, in Grass Valley, Calif. Passed away April 20, 2010, in Lancaster, Calif. She grew up in Bishop and Orroville, Calif. She lived in the Antelope Valley as a young adult and had recently returned about a year and a half ago. She was a homemaker and cosmetologist. Barbara enjoyed her grandchildren, dancing and crocheting. She was a friend and was loved by all that met her. She was active member of Christ Our Savior Church UMC of Quartz Hill, formerly active in TOPS, dance in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Barbaras passion was her family, friends and church. She enjoyed collecting frog themed items! Survived by her husband Gerald M. Degen, son Gregory (Karen) Degen of Porterville, Calif., daughter Virginia (Russell) Heller of Lancaster, Calif., grandchildren Ryan Heller, Nicole Heller, Amie Heller (Paul Sereika), Sarah Heller (Joe Bennett), Michael Karpenske, great-grandchildren Anthony Heller-Sereika and Jillian Bennett. Preceded in death by her parents Thelma and Carl Ogle, brother Gerald Ogle, sister-in-law Marcia and George Paxton. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m., to 12 noon, at Halley-Olsen-Murphy, Lancaster Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m., at Christ Our Savior United Methodist Church, Quartz Hill, both on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Arrangements by Halley- Olsen-Murphy, Lancaster

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