Celebration of Life planned for Barbara Metzger

August 15, 1933 – December 10, 2023

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Barbara Metzger

A Celebration of Life will be held for Barbara Metzger on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach.

Barbara loved Laguna and showed it by giving her time and energy to help maintain its village atmosphere. She served on the Heritage Committee, Design Review board and the Planning Commission.

One of her charitable works for years was feeding the homeless every month at the Alternative Sleep Location together with Verna Rollinger and Charlotte Masarik.

She was a Village Laguna board member for more than 30 years, serving as corresponding secretary for decades and publishing the monthly newsletter through October of last year. Barbara enthusiastically supported the annual Charm House tour and was famous for making the world’s best lemon bars.

Barbara was a member of the Ladies Who Lunch group that started in the mid-1970s by women who made a difference. Founding members were Phyllis Sweeney, Sally Bellarue, Verna Rollinger and Hortense Miller, among others.

In addition to her many talents, she played in a group of instrumental recorders.

Barbara was a great editor and worked on the book, Celebrating A Treasured Historic American Landscape, as well as documents and brochures for Village Laguna and others.

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