Smith, Barbara Lee “Barbie”

Barbara Lee Smith 1949
Barbara Lee Smith 1949

Barbara Lee Smith “Barbie”

From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Freshman Biographies”:
Desire – To watch ice skaters
Eccentricity – Playing with her dog
Saying – “Hi-Ya”
Interest – Dana Andrews
Goal – To be an ice skater
Name – Barbara Lee Smith

Barbara was a member of the Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1946.

From the 1947 Sophomore Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name – Barbara Smith
Born – Hollywood – March 30
Talent – Skating
Ambition – Professional skater
Nickname – Barbie
Favorite Saying – Oh! Dana
Can You Imagine – Barbara Smith not wearing her gold ice skate?

Barbara was a member of the Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1947.

From the 1948 Junior Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name: Barbara Smith
Born: March 30
Ambition: To be a famous ice skater
Talent: Ice skating
Saying: Are you kidding?
The impossible: Barbara Smith – – If she ever bragged about her skating.

From the 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbook “49’er” biographies:
Case Number VII: Barbara Lee Smith (March 30th)
At last another California Golden Girl from Los Angeles. This native Fortyniner isn’t quite sure of what her big strike in life will be, but with her talent as a skater, we bet she’ll hit a big vein. She’s a very studious girl not only about school (where she’s president of our National Honor Society) but also about perfecting her talent. One of her chief enjoyments in life is taking skating lessons. Her hobby is knitting of which she is a master. Her proficiency has kept her busy in making things for friends. She is still weighed down with orders. Let’s hope she’ll dig herself out from under soon.
Can you imagine: Barbara Lee Smith never skating at Pasadena Winter Gardens?
Favorite saying: Hoosieboom
Suppressed desire: To go to New York

From the 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbook: “Guess Who”:
At all dinners helps her mater
And she is a good ice skater
This one’s easy, you can measure her
‘Cause she is our senior treasurer.

Barbara Lee Smith is a member of Sigma Gamma Lambda and was President of the National Honor Society, Mar-Ken Chapter – 1949. Barbara was also Senior Class Treasurer.