Ricky Barkell (1960 - 2015)

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Ricky Lee Barkell
April 30, 1960 - August 21, 2015
Ricky Lee Barkell (55) of Boise, ID, passed away of natural causes. Rick was born to Don and Jean Bishop Barkell in Boise. He graduated from Borah High School in 1978, then enjoyed working 35 years at Kaman Industrial Technologies, Inc. Rick married Cathy Mingus in 1985, recently celebrating 30 years. He is survived by Cathy, their three adored grown kids, Kenrick, Erica, and Christy Barkell, and sibling Tony Barkell all of Boise, Linda (Harold) Summers of Eugene, OR, and Dan Barkell of Cascade, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as honorary family of Bob and Valli Barnes. Rick was preceded in death by his parents.
Rick previously defeated melanoma in 1984 and 1999, never stopping him from being a witty friend, an avid Bronco football and basketball fan, enjoying hiking, hunting, wake boarding, & performing 360's on a water disc board and chair. He was a church deacon and puppets ministry leader, plus led scholastic chess clubs and directed tournaments.
Rick's Service will be held on Sat., Sept. 5th, at 11:00 AM at Capital Christian, 2760 E. Fairview Meridian, ID 83642. Our appreciation to St. Luke's MSTI and Life Care of T.V. medical professionals. Memorials may be given to St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute. Arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home; Tributes can also be viewed and posted online at www.AccentFuneral.com.

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Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 888-5833
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 30, 2015