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Meet Our Ms. August, Cathy Barringer

Posted on: August 5, 2021

Cathy Barringer was born in Burbank, a second-generation Californian, and raised in Van Nuys as a Valley Girl. After she graduated from Van Nuys High, she enrolled at Stanford University. She met James Carlisle Barringer (Carl) when he returned to Stanford after serving in the Infantry in Europe during WWII. They were married when she graduated and moved to Santa Paula. The had one daughter and three sons and became involved in the activities of their big, busy family. They also were involved in community activities. Carl was twice Mayor.

Cathy helped found Santa Clara Valley Hospice, served as a board member (and president) of Interface Children Family Services for more than 20 years. Both were honored as Citizen of the Year. Her most challenging year was spent as foreman for the Grand Jury of Ventura County. She was a substitute teacher at Santa Paula Union High School for almost 17 years.

Cathy has always liked to garden and arrange flowers. Family and friends established the Rose Garden at the Santa Paula Hospital in memory of her mother. She enjoys tennis and bridge. Her big family, 7 grandchildren, their spouses, 11 great-grandchildren and her friends are precious to her!

August 2021 Newsletter

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  • My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.

    Stacy B.
  • Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!

    Janie H.
  • Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.

    Kelvin F.