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Ex-Mayor Barbara Hinton is 80 on Friday
Barbara Hinton
Barbara Hinton, seen here becoming Ceres' first woman mayor in 1993, turns 80 on June 21. In this photo she is accepting the mayor's gavel from outgoing Mayor Richard McBride as City Manager Gary Napper, Councilman Stan Risen and City Attorney Mike Lyions watch the historic occasion.

Friday marks the 80th birthday of Barbara Hinton, the first woman to ever serve as mayor of Ceres.

Barbara was on June 21, 1939 in Loma Linda, the eldest child of Artie and Maxine Terry. Three sisters followed, Jackie, Jan and the late Tracy. She moved to the Valley as a small child and graduated from Downey High School in Modesto, Hinton worked at Pacific Bell for many years and through a fellow employee, met her late husband Jack Hinton. Their marriage of over 50 years produced daughter Joan Fahey. The Hintons eventually made Ceres their home.

Hinton has been very involved and influential in Ceres. She served on the Planning Commission, Ceres City Council, became mayor in 1993, was a member of Soroptimist International of Ceres, helped to start the Ceres Concerts in the Park and is heavily involved in the Christian community.

She also has three granddaughters Candice, Terra, and Kristin and three great-great grandchildren; Jay, Layla, and Riley.

“Her family loves her very much and would like to wish her a happy 80th birthday,” said granddaughter Candice McAleavey.