Barbara McEntire Hitt, 80, of San Pedro, CA, passed away October 21, 2018, with her family by her side. 

She was born to Hugh and the late Cora Case McEntire, Aug. 4, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan. Barbara graduated from Cooley High School, Detroit and received a BA in Physical Education from the Ottawa University, Kansas in 1961.

She married Kent Lee Hitt in 1961; the marriage ended in divorce. Barbara lived in Pratt and Great Bend Kansas before relocating to California in the 1970s.

Barbara is survived by three children: Philip Dean, of Newport, AR, James Era, of Walnut Ridge, AR; Jacqueline Sue (John Beauchamp), of San Pedro, CA, her father Hugh McEntire and a brother Paul McEntire, both in Foster City, CA. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Barbara was predeceased by her Mother.

Barb was a respected teacher and coach, dedicating many hours to the school she taught in and to the youth programs in her communities. She passed her love of sports to many children, her own and those she mentored. Barbara was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

Memorial Services & Reception will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, 28 Moccasin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.