Our beautiful, spirited and faithful Barbara Ellen Hague went to be with our heavenly father on Jan. 31, 2018 at 88 years young. She was born in 1929 in Minneapolis, MN to parents Frank Anthony Zalusky and Ellen Ruth LaMetterey. Barbara was the youngest of four children. Her three older brothers Robert (Bob), Leroy (Jay) and Francis (Frank) were nine, seven and five years her senior. Barbara’s childhood years were spent in Minneapolis and her summers were filled with adventures at Lake Itasca, MN. She attended high school at St. Margaret’s Catholic School which marked the beginning of her lifelong devotion to the Catholic faith.
In 1947 her family moved to Los Angeles to be near her brothers as they returned from WWII. She worked as a model in Hollywood where she attended junior college and met her husband Seth Tim Soggin. They were married in 1949. Her two children Thomas and Deborah Soggin were born and raised in Huntington Park, Calif. After her marriage ended with Tim, she returned to work in retail and then became a successful realtor. She relocated to Oxnard and opened up her own Real Estate office. She attended Parents without Partners group where she met Fred Hague. They were married years later in 1971.
Soon after, they bought property at Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County. They designed and helped build a vacation home. Barbara lived there as a permanent resident after she became a widow and took care of her mother. Along the way, Barbara turned to art for fulfillment and took courses in drawing and painting. Her beautiful paintings of landscapes and portraits won awards at local shows and the State Fair. Barbara was a gracious and fun hostess and provided family and friends with hospitality at her Nacimiento lake house for decades. She also found joy in camping, boating, gardening, square dancing, bible study, her Live Oak Singles group, playing bridge, red wine, and spoiling her grandchildren, dogs and cats.
Barbara’s retirement home was at Sierra Bonita Village in Paso Robles. There, she attended St. Rose Catholic church and became a devout member of the parish. The sunset of her life brought her to Vineyard Hills Health Center for two years. She continued to paint, socialize, and bring vitality to her new home. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Leroy and Robert Zalusky. She is survived by her two children Thomas Soggin and Deborah Roller as well as by her grandchildren: Bart Webber, Loreli Cappel, Melasand Heinemann, Chelsea Pergrossi, Hayley Soggin, and Wendy Roller. Her great grandchildren include: Joelle and Drew Cappel, Isabella and Josephine Pergrossi, Beau and Orion Heinemann and Taylor, Justin, and Theo Webber. We would like to thank the staff of Vineyard Hills Health Center, Jeffery Bourne M.D., Mark Gruidl F.N.P., and Katie Colvard P.A for two years of excellent care. They gave Barbara tremendous support and medical care for her multiple medical concerns.
Barbara’s Memorial Service will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 820 Creston Road in Paso Robles on Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Rose Church.