Barbara Ann Brajkovich, age 75, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, surrounded by family at her home in Star, Idaho. Barbara is now free from ALS that had taken so much away from her. She was born July 18, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to John and Eleanore Ernster. She married her sailor, George Brajkovich, in July 1964, and they remained married for 57 years and one day! Shortly after being married, they moved to Buhl, Minnesota where they resided for fifteen years. They started their family in 1966 with their son, Mark, then welcomed daughter Shannon the next year, and completed their family with Wendy in 1970.
In 1979, the family moved to Henderson, Nevada where they lived for twenty five years. While in Nevada, Barbara worked for Levi Strauss as an Executive Assistant. She spent 24 years at Levi and during that time made many great memories and lifetime friends. After they retired and became empty nesters, Barbara and George moved to the Boise, Idaho area where they’ve been ever since.
Barbara was the hostess with the mostest. She was an amazing cook and baker. She loved to welcome friends and family into her home and spoil them with her hospitality. Holidays by Barbara were nothing short of over-the-top with decorations galore and filled with yummy meals and desserts! Her family and friends brought her tremendous joy, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. More than anything, Barbara loved and was loved. She was known for her contagious laugh and beautiful smile by all that knew her.
Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, George, and their three children, Mark of Irwin, ID, Shannon (Alan) Carducci of Las Vegas, NV, and Wendy (Scott) Wonders of Eagle, ID; eight grandchildren: Nicholas (Gretchen) Hymer, Dustin (Claudia) Hymer, Ally Carducci, Logan Wonders, Hayden Wonders, Grace Brajkovich, Amy Carducci-Johnson and Brenden Carducci; and four great-grandchildren that will miss their Grandma Barb so much: Korbin, Vadelle, Reagan, and Hunter. Barbara also leaves behind three sisters and one brother: Sister Jacqueline Ernster, Pat (Kent) Brandsgaard, Dick (Terry) Schoeberl, and Margie Schoeberl, along with beloved nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Arrangements have been made by Bowman Funeral Parlor, Garden City, Idaho. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at 11:00am, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church at 6300 N. Meridian Road, Meridian, Idaho. If unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on Facebook as well as on the church’s website. A reception will follow the service at the Brajkovich’s home. Flowers can be sent to the church or in lieu of flowers, donations to Horizon Home Health & Hospice (https://www.horizonhh.com) or the ALS Association – Evergreen Chapter are welcome.
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Richard & Sandy Pacheco saysJuly 16, 2021 at 5:24 pm
I worked with Barbara for 19 years a Levi Strauss. She was wonderfully outgoing, friendly , witty and upbeat and had an infectious laugh. She was just a warm and gracious individual. My wife and I offer our sincere condolences to her entire family.
Lynne & Paul Davis saysJuly 16, 2021 at 7:48 pm
To the family of Barb Brajkovich.
When your heart is aching may God enfold you in His loving arms.
Pat Lanners Bonacker saysJuly 23, 2021 at 10:45 am
Barb was a good high school friend in Salem. We had a lot of good times to remember. My prayers are with you.
DARREL GSTOHL saysJuly 17, 2021 at 9:07 am
My sincere sympathy and prayers to the family of Barb on your loss. Barb and I were classmates at St. Mary’s Salem. RIP Barb.
Mike Richtarich saysJuly 22, 2021 at 10:19 am
George and Family. Sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Remembering early times on the Range and then years later when we met in Arizona. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.