Barbara Marie (Bajace) Sepersky passed away with peace and dignity on June 28 in Petaluma, California. Barbara was born in Milwaukee, WI to Emil & Anne (Bernatt) Bajace, and was raised within a network of close-knit Croatian family members while her hardworking parents tended to their successful tavern businesses.
She attended The University of Wisconsin, Madison and became chapter president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In midlife, Barbara took great pride in medical assisting and managing medical offices in Monterey, CA before retiring to Port Townsend, WA. Barbara enjoyed the cool climate of the Olympic Peninsula and her scenic water views.
A loving mother to four children and a caring friend and partner, she enjoyed volunteering her time as a board member of the Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Auxiliary, gardening, interior design, reading and traveling.
In her final chapter in Petaluma, CA she navigated each day with wonderment, gratitude, love and a smile. Barbara touched many lives through her work and everyday life.
Barbara is survived by her daughters Christine Nunemaker, Margarita (Petros) Fatourou, and Carol (Wendell Rand) Sepersky; son, Stephen (Susan) Sepersky; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews from California to Athens, Greece and her long-time partner, Eugene Schilling. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Louise Dronkert; son-in-law John Nunemaker; and her former husband, Kenneth Sepersky. She will be deeply missed and remembered with great love and affection.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Fund, 834 Sheridan, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 20 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA on July 18 at 11:30 am. Committal of ashes at Los Gatos Memorial Park will follow at 1:00 pm.