Following Hawkins Lab's acknowledgement regarding the coverup of Barbara Holland's death, a proper funeral for Barbara was held at the end of 1984.


While Barbara was actually killed by the Demogorgon on November 8, 1983, the information regarding her death was kept concealed by Hawkins Lab in order to prevent revealing the existence of the Monster to the general public.

A year later in 1984, Nancy and Jonathan worked with Murray to release the evidence of Dr. Owen's confession, which compelled the Hawkins Lab to acknowledge the coverup of Barb's death and her funeral was then arranged.

Those in attendance


  • The gravestone inscription states that Barbara died on November 15, 1983. This is presumably an error made by the production team, as she actually died on November 8, 1983.[1]


  1. "Season 1 Chapter 3: "Holly, Jolly"
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