Barbara Boggs (1930 - 2017)

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Barbara Ann Boggs
August 2, 1930 - April 5, 2017
On April 5, 2017 our mother, grandmother and nana died with her daughters at her side. She was a strong woman who struggled for a long time with Alzheimer's. She will truly be missed by all her family.
Barbara was born to Bird Briggs, Jr. and Carrie Myrtle (Jennings) Bliss. She has two siblings William Briggs Bliss and Betty Jo (Bliss) Clark.
Barbara married James Franklin Boggs on August 29, 1949. While making their home in Boise, Barbara started a family of five children, Melinda, Tom, David, Debbie, and Tim. They then embarked on a military career. During this time they moved frequently. They lived in Fort Lewis, WA, Lewistown, MT, Butzbach, Germany, Fort Benning, Georgia and Schofield, Hawaii. Mom became very efficient in tending to her home and children while she was a military wife. They moved back to Boise in 1974. As empty nesters mom went back to work at the Bazaar Department store. Once she was retired she was then able to fully enjoy her flower gardens, reading, pets and especially family time. Mom loved going on picnics, camping, playing her organ and being a grandmother and great-grandmother. She took many trips with her daughters and their families as well as her grandchildren in Hawaii.
Barbara was proud of all her Boise native children, Melinda (Boggs) Williams Smith, Thomas James Boggs, David Terry Boggs, Debbie (Boggs) Leonard; grandchildren, Curtis and Monica Williams Miller, Shauna (Boggs) Anau`i and Jessie Boggs; step-grandchildren, Patrick Leonard and Many Dauphanais; greatgrandchildren, Ella and Paisley Miller, Taimanu Ifo, and Matalassi Anau`i.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sons.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel in Boise followed by a 3:00 p.m. committal service at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery ending with a celebration of her life at the Honalee Farm Events Center in Star, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate in her name to .

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Boise, ID 83706
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 11, 2017