Barbara Ann Sahualla, 84, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Feb.19, in her home, following a long battle with dementia. She was under the care of home hospice and was able to spend her last days with her family.
Barbara was born April 12, 1933, in Abbeville, Louisiana, to Joseph “Buck” and Thelma Guarino. She spent most of her life in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she was a homemaker raising four children. She moved to Las Vegas in 1987, where she enjoyed the warm desert climate and nickel video poker machines.
Barbara always had a passion for fashion, never leaving the house without being decked out from head to toe with a matching purse and a fabulous pair of shoes. She was fondly known to many as their “maw-maw.” She will be missed for many things including her love of music, her collection of western romance novels, her candy dishes filled with chocolates, her need to feed everyone who walked in the door and her insanely competitive penny poker games.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, William Frederick Sahualla in 2000; and her daughter, Jamie Ann Faulk in 2012; along with her two brothers, Kenneth J. Guarino and John W, Guarino.
Barbara is survived by three of her children (two sons and one daughter), John Kimball Sahualla of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Craig Anthony (Brenda Kay) Sahualla of DeQuincy, Louisiana, and Pamela Ann (Lloyd) Powell of Evanston; along with many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial service Friday, March 23, at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas.