Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Didier
1954 – 2022
Barbara Jean Stevenson Didier died on April 20, 2022 at the age of 67. She leaves behind a better world for having graced the earth. There is much to be said about this special and multi-talented business, community, and family leader. She would want you to know she had a kind heart, a spiritual relationship, and a loving family.
In her lifetime, she gave more than she received, yet believed herself to be the wealthiest woman in the world. She loved going for drives with the top up or down (nationally and internationally) and drinking in the beauty of Santa Barbara. She loved her family with all her heart. Her departure leaves a huge hole in the lives she touched. Her greatest gift was her love and appreciation for life, family, friends, children, nature, the arts, and the less fortunate. Her presence motivated others to be better people.
Her work-related accomplishments included leadership roles with the State of Connecticut Office of Governor Ella Grasso, National Council on Alcoholism S.B. (now CADA SB), Cox Communications, and Santa Barbara County Association of Governments.
She leaves behind her husband Paul, sister Pat, daughter Chelsea and stepdaughter Danielle, Grandchildren Kira and Kyle, and extended family in Montreal, Quebec City, and Connecticut. She was active with volunteer time and treasure with several Santa Barbara Charities, including CADA, Child Abuse Listening & Mediation, Cottage Health, Domestic Violence Solutions, Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Isla Vista Youth Projects, the Granada Theater, United Way of Santa Barbara County, and Visiting Nurses.
Having seen much of the world, she is now home, in her final resting place. A rare individual, she will forever be in our hearts and on our minds. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to her favorite charitable cause: the Fun in the Sun program of United Way of Santa Barbara County.