Micaela Ann “Mike” Barnhill


Ms. Micaela Ann “Mike” Barnhill, passed March 19, 2022, in Onancock. She was born Aug. 13, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas, to Jeanne Walker Webster and John A. Webster.

Micaela graduated from Kubasaki High School in Naha, Okinawa, and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated with a B.A. from Penn State University. She retired from NASA at Wallops Island after many years as a technical editor there and at NASA in California. She had vast experience in many areas including owning an art shop in Manhattan Beach, Calif., called Friday’s Flat, wine editor in Paso Robles, Calif., and editor of other small local newspapers in California. She was an avid mystery reader, creative beaded jewelry artist, and a weaver, who dyed, carded, and designed elaborate wall hangings. Micaela had traveled extensively but found her true home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her friends and, of course, her cats.

She is survived by her sister, Antonia Simpson, and husband, Robert; brothers, Matthew Webster and wife, Hillary, and Thomas Webster and wife, Tracy; special friend, Jan Webster; many nieces and nephews; and companion, Jerry Barnhill.

A graveside service was held Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 2:30 p.m., at the Union Greenbackville Cemetery.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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