Barbara Reily Dostal grew up in the Los Angeles area, where she graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood as a member of the class of 1948. After earning a degree from Woodbury University in Burbank, she became a teacher at St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa. Perhaps because Barbara welcomed the opportunity to meet people, she entered real estate; and for nearly thirty years, she was a REALTOR® in the Irvine area.
When Barbara was not selling homes, she enjoyed helping youngsters in need throughout Orange County. Her talents were welcomed at Orangewood Children and Family Center in Orange, at the Lighthouse Learning Center in Santa Ana, and elsewhere. In addition to volunteering, Barbara filled her spare time by traveling, raising orchids, and painting with water colors.
Barbara is survived by two sons, Kevin Michael Reily and Sean Patrick Reily; two daughters, Coleen Patricia Reily and Kathleen Reily-Dixon; and three grandchildren—with whom she shared her love of life.
At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, family members and friends will gather at the Woodbridge Village Association Clubhouse, 31 Creek Road, Irvine, for a service to remember Barbara and to celebrate her life well lived. Lunch will be served following the service. For those who may not be familiar with the clubhouse, parking is available behind the building.