Barb was beloved as an occupational therapist and Registered Nurse. She was a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Barb was an incredibly intelligent, kind, forward thinking woman. She treated all with compassion and kindness.
Barb was born in Willimantic, Connecticut to a family that highly valued education. She received a degree in Psychology from Syracuse University and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University but her dream was to be a nurse. As a single mother supporting three children, Barb attended Santa Monica College to fulfill her dream of becoming an RN. She spent the majority of her nursing career at UCLA . She finished her career as a Public Health Nurse.
Santa Monica College held a special place in Barb's life. Late in life, she also attended Santa Monica College's Emeritus College.
The Barbara Roque Nursing Scholarship has been established by the family and friends of Barbara Roque to honor her memory and will continue her legacy and support student success. To contribute toward the scholarship, please click the donate button below.