Update from KESQ…107.3 Mod FM
Funeral Services Tues Aug 1 At Sacred Heart Church per Eisenhower Med Ctr spokesperson.
The services are scheduled to begin at 2pm. They are open to the public
Barbara Sinatra, who gained prominence as “Lady Blue Eyes” and then developed her own legacy as a premier battler against child abuse, died Tuesday morning at her Rancho Mirage home after months of declining health. She was 90.
She was married to Frank Sinatra, one of the greatest and most mercurial artists of the 20th century, for almost 22 years.
“She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home,” said Children’s Center Director John Thoresen.
The center, which has provided counseling for the victims of some of the biggest child abuse cases in the desert, was founded in 1986 by Barbara and Frank Sinatra and supported by the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament, which included shows by Sinatra from 1989 until his final performance in 1995.
Barbara Sinatra continued to host the fund-raising tournament and gala parties and luncheons, through 2016. It will return in a revamped format in December as the Frank and Barbara Sinatra Classic at Bighorn to continue her legacy.