Tributes for

Craig, Barbara Laverne "Bobbie"

Craig, Barbara Laverne,
better known as Bobbie has left this earth and joined her husband Doug in the great beyond in the sky. She was born in Los Angeles on August 9th, 1923 and ironically passed away on her birthday, August 9th, 2011. She was 88 years old. Bobbie attended Manual Arts High School where she and her classmates formed a club of avid beachgoers. These bronzed beauties would venture down to Hermosa Beach in the early 1940's to sunbathe and steal the hearts of the male surf crowd. Bobbie met local surfer, Doug Craig in Hermosa, where the two fell in love. Weekend were spent at San Onofre. Entrance to the beach was fifty cents and life was good until that fateful day, December 7th, 1941. Bobbie was on the beach listening to her new Philco radio, when she heard that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. Doug and Bobbie married in 1942, right before Doug shipped off to the Philippines. After the war they had two sons, Don and Tom. The Craig family continued the tradition of traveling to San Onofre and living the beach lifestyle. Bobbie enjoyed skiing in Aspen, traveling in Europe and Asia as well as roller skating and walking in Dana Point Harbor, with Doug. Bobbie is survived by her two sons, Don Craig and wife Robi, Tom Craig and wife Laurie, brother-in-law Rod Craig, grandsons, Travis Craig (Sarah), Tyler Craig (Lani) and Cody Craig, granddaughters Chelsea Sweeney (Steve) and Courtney Dudley (Shawn), great grandsons Tommy Craig and Billy Sweeney, great granddaughters Mina Craig and Samantha Sweeney and Barbara Jean Craig. A celebration of life is scheduled for August 18th in Dana Point Harbor. All Donations should be made to San Onofre Surfing Club and Hospice.