Ronda “Sue” Baranauskas of Redlands, former owner of Cajon Medical Lab and a longtime volunteer with the A.K. Smiley Public Library adult literacy program, died of cardiac arrest on Dec. 7, 2019. She was 77.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1942 to Theodore Cheat and Etta Maye Hill Musgrove in Austin, Texas.
The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and, after attending Fort Worth Polytechnic High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
She and her husband, Donald Baranauskas, settled in Redlands in 1969 where they raised two children.
Baranauskas spent many years in the biomedical industry. She owned and operated Cajon Medical Lab from 1985 to 1994.
She was treasurer of the Valley Prospectors Gold Club and was involved in the American Business Women's Association. She was a tutor at the library for years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister Jo Ann Middlebrooks and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Brent Bigsby and wife Marcia of San Diego; Renee Balow and husband Ben of Wickenburg, Arizona; grandson Sgt. Jacob Leiffort and Benjamin Balow, of Wickenburg, Arizona; brothers James Musgrove and wife Barbara of Oceanside, and Robert Musgrove and wife Kay of Franklin, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at Edwards Mansion, 2064 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to A.K. Smiley Public Library Adult Literacy Program at www.akspl.org/literacy.