Barbara Marie Boatright, 73, of Sunnyside passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at her home.

She was born March 20, 1933 in Lapwai, Idaho to Dan and Betty (Smith) Alfrey. Barbara received her education in Whidbey Island. In the early 1960s she moved to Sunnyside. Barbara worked as an LPN for several years at the Toppenish Nursing Home.

She enjoyed being a Boy Scout den mother and making candles for nursing homes.

Barbara is survived by one son, Ed Purnell of Sunnyside; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Betty Barber of Sunnyside; one sister, Mary Smith and husband, Phil, of Sunnyside; and one half-brother, Tom Alfrey of Lapwai.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Boatright; her father, Dan Alfrey; and one half-sister.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, May 18, 2006, from 8 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be in Idaho.


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