Barbara Jean Rada, age 69, of Centerline passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on September 30, 2020 at Ascension of Macomb Hospital after suffering a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. <br />
She was born May 27, 1951 in Coronado, California the daughter of the late George Rada and Donna (Pelke) Siebert. <br />
Surviving are her life long companion of 44 years, Mark Cotter; three daughters Channin (Collins) Wall, Amorena Collins, Jamie Cotter; grandchildren Sydney, Rachel, Elizabeth, Samantha, Camryn, Casey, Max; great-grandchildren Charlie, Lucy; three sisters Nancy (Rada) Wright, Janice (Rada) Pena, Sherie (Nelson) Waters; and her sister in-law Ruthie Rada. She is predeceased by her brother Michael Rada. <br />
Barbara was born and raised in California, living there until moving to Michigan in 1979. She had always hoped to return to the beauty and warmth of California someday. She was an adventurer with a great love for water, nature, animals, music and art. She was a great swimmer and told stories of cliff diving at Lake Havasu, AZ. She was a gifted artist, seeing beauty in everything. I think we all have one of the beautiful rocks she had painted. She had so much compassion for people that her chosen profession was that of a home health care giver for the elderly. She was funny and full of life. Anyone that met her knew that about her. She was a woman of faith and dedicated her life to God, volunteering many times at church helping the homeless with food and shelter. When all is said and done, there is nothing she cared more for than her family. She made all of us feel special and she did anything she could to put a smile on our faces. She had the biggest heart and had so much love for everyone. We will dearly miss her and her homemade fudge and cheese dip at the holidays. We know she's up in Heaven eating all the In-n-Out and shrimp po'boys she can!! She loved and was loved by her family very much. A memorial will be held at Lake Havasu at a future date.
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