Barbara “Babs” Komac


Hello…Babs here……I am in heaven with Eddy!

To all my dear friends, clients and co-workers who

are my family here in Minnesota, thank you for your

love, support and caring. Thanks to my sister from another

mister, sweet Dana. My peep, Chris, I made it

through because of your friendship and love. Traci,

Ron and Jess, you came into my life when I needed

you. I can’t thank you enough. My boulder, Jane,

love you. Your family adopted Eddy and me when

we got here. You have made me so happy. Remember,

everyone, to keep on keeping on. See you all

in heaven. We can relive our crazy lives. Bye for

now. Babs signing out. Barbara Catherine Komac,

known to most as “Babs”, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma

brain tumor and passed away peacefully 16

months later on October 1, 2021. Babs was born to

Robert and Eleanore (Lias) Natola alongside her twin

sister, Roberta, on October 23, 1946, in Amsterdam NY.

After graduating from Fonda Fultonville High School

in 1964, she attained her beautician’s license and married

the love of her life, Edward Komac, Jr. in June

  1. Ed’s career with the military took them around

the world. Ed retired from the Army in the late 80’s

as a Sergeant Major, and his post-military career landed

them in St. Paul, Minnesota. Although they often

threatened to leave Minnesota, they found their home

and family there. Babs found happiness in her career

of over 20 years as a hairdresser at Regis and Salon

27 where she acquired many loyal clients mand close

friends. Babs lit up a room like no other. With a collection

of bracelets on her wrists, big hats, an even

bigger smile and her bright sense of style, you could

see and hear her a mile away. Babs never tiptoed, she

was loud, loving and loved. She was fearless, inspiringly

independent, and had an unabashed ability to

speak her mind. Never turning down an adventure,

she enjoyed skydiving, traveling, ice cream and shopping,

always returning home with gifts for loved ones

and a beautiful new scarf. She was welcomed in heaven

by her husband, parents and sister. She leaves

behind a stepson, Edward Komac III (wife, Lin, and

daughter, Kate); nephew, Christopher Bailey; nieces,

Rachel Bailey, and Cassandra Blake; great-nephews

and great-niece, Grayden Mickel and Ruby and Jupiter

Blake, as well as a legacy of many, many friends

across the country and across continents.

Babs requested that her Celebration of Life be

as bright and bold as she was, with a Hawaiian

theme. Babs asked that those attending come with a

smile and dressed in bright colors. A Celebration of

Life is will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October

20, at the Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 Hamline

Ave. N., with visitation one hour prior. Please see her

obituary on for

livestreaming information.

Interment will be 11am Wednesday, December 8 at

Fort Snelling National Cemetery, please contact funeral

home in December for meeting information at

the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred

to Special Forces Chapter XX, or Bikes4Kids. Special

thanks to The Pillars Hospice Home for their wonderful


Roseville Memorial Chapel



By Leader-Herald

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