Barbara Lorraine Shutt, R.N.
April 19-1949 – July 12-2010
Born in Eureka, CA attended Wilcox High.
Married July 1966 to Keith Shutt. A Wife, Mother, NANA, and Friend. Barbara raised three children with her Husband Keith of 44 years. They lived in San Jose, CA. for 18 years then moved to Gilroy for the next 23 years.
Barbara worked at her parents Restaurant, Rudolfo’s located in Palo Alto, CA for 22 years, until deciding to go back to school at the age of 40 to get her A.S. Degree, and become a Registered Nurse.
After working as an R.N. for Mission De La Casa in San Jose, CA for several years she decided to join the wonderful staff at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Teresa Hospital, which is now San Jose Hospital.
She worked there for 12 years, until her illness forced her to stop working altogether. Barbara loved you and cared for you as if you were her own.
She will be missed greatly by her family and many, many friends and co-workers.
Barbara traveled the world from Rome, and England, to New York and back. She was five blocks away from ground zero in the tragedy of 9/11. Unable to get back to California, her husband Keith traveled across the United States to bring his sweetheart home. Their life together is the ultimate love story.
Barbara is survived by her husband Keith Shutt of Gilroy, Daughters Brittney Shutt of Gilroy, Renee George of Hollister and Son, Brandon Shutt of Hollister. 9 grandchildren, Keith, Madison, Shelby, Ben, Tristen, Kayleigh, Lea, Ashley, and Kingston. She is also survived by mother and step-father, Arthur and Lea Alfinito. Brothers, David with wife Dina Phillips, and Arthur Alfinito Junior. Sister, Valerie Alfinito. Mother-in-law, Anna Phillips.
Please join us in remembrance of Barbara L. Shutt on August 8, 2010,at Mt. Madonna County Park between Gilroy and Watsonville, off Hwy. 152, at 2:00 P.M. in the Redwood Grove.(408) 710-8139, Keith for more information.