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Barbara Jane (Bobby) Considine, a resident of Pasadena, passed away May 6, 2010, only six days after being diagnosed with cancer. She was 85.

Bobby, a 4th generation Californian, was born on November 16, 1924, in Santa Monica, California. She attended Miss Gilbert's Boarding School for Girls in Alhambra and graduated from University High in Los Angeles at 16. She attended UCLA, majoring in math. She left the University to contribute to the war effort by working in the stress labs at Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica. There she met Robert J., "Bob" Considine, an aeronautical engineer, who became the love of her life. They were married on August 7, 1943. Bob and Bobby had six children: Jim, Laurie, John, Dick, Mike, and Mary.

As if raising a large family was not enough of a challenge, Bobby was very active in the community, serving on the Board of the Arcadia Republican Women's Club, where she presided as president for two years at a time when the Club received many national and state awards for their activities; served as Community Chairman for three years for United Way; was a Red Cross Good Neighbor serving 8 years on the Executive Board, volunteering for many years in their Blood Bank in Arcadia; and she served on the Executive Board of the San Gabriel Valley Symphony Association. She also supported her husband in his 8 years of service on the Arcadia City Council, one term as Mayor; and his 8 years on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees where he served as President. Bobby and Bob were also active in Holy Angels Parish in Arcadia, and spent many years teaching classes in Sex Education and Child Development for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Bob and Bobby "retired" to Ojai, California in 1977 where they farmed an avocado/citrus grove. Bobby was active in The Help of Ojai, the local Republican Women's Club, The Ojai Music Festival, The Ojai Tennis Tournament, The Florence Martin Book Club and St Thomas Catholic Church.

Bob and Bobby were happily married for 62 years, when Bob passed away in 2005. After Bob's death, Bobby moved to Pasadena to be close to her children.

Bobby Considine was known for her sweet nature, even temperament, constant smile, and a life of selfless volunteering and willingness to welcome and help people from all walks of life.
Bobby is survived by her six children and their spouses, 19 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Bobby's name.