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Barbara Jean Hoffman Winston

Barbara Jean Hoffman Winston, 50, died Oct. 26, 2013, at her home in California.

She was born Feb. 14, 1963, in Hays to Ralph and Delores Mermis Hoffman. She was a graduate of Milpitas, Calif., High School.

She worked for more than 20 years as a technical vendor manager for AT&T. She, along with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Apryl, owned MBA racing. She was a popular racer in northern and central California, Boise and Vegas. She nicknamed herself "Mean Barbara Jean" and raced her 1969 Fire Chicken at every opportunity. Racing was her ultimate passion.

Survivors include her husband, California; her daughter, Apryl; her mother, Delores Mermis Hoffman, Hays; and a brother, Mark Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph J. Hoffman, and her brother, David.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Church, 1605 East 29th in Hays.

Local arrangements were made by Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine.