Barbara Ann Clover went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 10, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 3, 1934 in Albany, California to Leslie and Rosella Walker. Barbara lived most of her life in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, California. In the 1970’s, Barbara and her young family had the opportunity to live in Geneva, Switzerland for several years and it was a highlight of her life. After being widowed Barbara made the brave decision in 2014 to move from California to Knoxville, TN to be closer to her son, daughter in law and her grandchildren. She would say it was one of the best decisions of her life! Barbara quickly made many dear friends and learned her way around her new “home” of East Tennessee. Barbara was thrilled when friends from California came to visit and she could show them this beautiful part of our country. Barbara was a committed follower of Christ, a devoted mother and grandmother, deeply cherished by her family and friends. She was known as “Grandma Ann” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to host them for weekly dinners at her home. She was a member of Oak Park Christian Center in Pleasant Hill, CA for over 40 years.
Barbara was a skilled quilter and enjoyed many years with her quilting friends. Her family and friends were blessed by gifts of her beautiful handiwork. Barbara was a delightful hostess and an excellent cook and blessed family and friends by her hospitality. Living in Switzerland fostered a life-long interest in travel and Barbara and her husband Charles had the opportunity to visit many countries around the world.
Preceded in death by her loving husband of 20 years, Charles Clover and young son, Craig. Barbara is survived by her son, Kevin Chalmers and daughter in law MaryBeth, grandsons, Sean Chalmers and wife Megan, Robert Chalmers and wife Brooke, grandson John “J.R.” Chalmers and wife Meg and great-grandchildren, Sam, Rhys, Leena, Joy and Isla. Barbara is also survived by her brothers Charles Walker (Dorothy) and Duane Walker (Betty) nieces Shere Davis and Denise Walker-Stadhofer and nephews Jonathan Walker, and Jesse Walker.
In lieu of flowers please consider a gift in memory of Barbara to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the Benevolence Fund at Oak Park Christian Center, Pleasant Hill, CA.
A memorial service honoring Barbara’s life can be viewed virtually on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at: www.opccag.org/clover. Interment will be at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California, next to her son, Craig Kenneth Chalmers. A graveside service and burial will be on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 10:00am.