Barrbara Riese Temby was born December 7, 1924, at St. Francis Hospital to parents Leon Riese and Ethel Windt, and was the granddaughter of Henry and Viola Windt. She was a proud fourth-generation San Franciscan.
Barbara attended Castilleja School in Palo Alto, and went on to Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Throughout her life, she remained a loyal supporter of Stanford University, attending her class reunions and providing a School of Engineering Memorial Scholarship in her grandfather’s name.
She was a tireless supporter of Cate School in Carpinteria, where her sons Morgan and Myles are alumni, and she established the Morgan Gwynne Temby Humanitarian Award in the former’s memory. Her middle son, David Windt Temby, attended the American School in Lugano, Switzerland, and San Rafael Military Academy, now Marin Academy. Both Morgan and David preceded her in death, and were memorialized with two pine trees planted in Belvedere.
An avid reader who loved biographies, mysteries, and book shops all over the world, she was inspired by international travel and the love of art, gardens and décor. She enjoyed exploring Europe, and visiting her lifelong friends in London and Florence, but also loved returning to the lagoon in Belvedere, where she would share her love of fashion and travel with friends and family. Barbara supported the Belvedere-Tiburon Library, and was also a decades-long member of the San Francisco Yacht Club, frequently dining and entertaining there.
Barbara was surrounded by loved ones to whom she brought joy and comfort; she will be deeply missed. She is survived by her son Myles Cameron Temby, his wife Kathy, and her grandson Weslley Dylan Temby.
The family would like to thank all her wonderful caregivers, Dr. Michael Kwok, and Hospice by the Bay.