Barbara Jacobs Fielding, 64, a longtime resident of Solano County, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Veterans Home in Yountville.
The youngest of four children, Barbara was born on Jan. 6, 1949, in South Bend, Ind., to Claude and Margaret Jacobs.
In 1970, she graduated from South Bend’s Holy Cross School of Nursing and was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga. The following year, she married Jim Fielding, a U.S. Air Force pilot, received an interservice transfer and joined her husband in 1972 at Beale AFB.
Following what she considered by far her greatest accomplishment, the birth of triplets in 1976, Barbara became a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Travis AFB, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1995.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Sonoma State University in 1985, and worked as an occupational health nurse for Chevron, retiring in 2000.
Barbara enjoyed gardening, needlework, reading, travel and theater. She cared deeply, made friends readily and always saw the best in everyone she met.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jim; her sister, Rosemarie Wells; her daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Brian Sliger; her son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Jody Fielding; her son, Tom Fielding; and granddaughters, Alexandra Fielding and Alyssa Sliger. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joe Jacobs; and sister, Wanda White.
A committal service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon.
To honor Barbara’s memory, and because floral displays at the National Cemetery are limited, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association (Alz.org) are preferred.
Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.bryanbraker.com, 425-4697.