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Barbara J. Warburton February 24, 1929 - October 27, 2020

Barbara J. Warburton

Barbara (Bobbie) Jean Warburton died October 27, 2020 in Boise, ID of COVID-19.  She was the daughter of Robert and Helen Lunsford of Lake Wales, FL. Barbara grew up in Belleville and Madison, New Jersey. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science then later attended Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing graduating with her B.S. in Nursing.

Barbara worked in Pediatrics and was the clinical instructor at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y, later she worked as an assistant head nurse at Pembroke Pines General Hospital in Pembroke Pines, FL. Barbara and her husband, Peter H. Warburton were married 48 years, they resided in Etowah, N.C. until his death in 2007.  She relocated from Etowah, N.C. to Boise, ID in 2018 and resided at Plantation Place assisted Living.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert Warburton (Chris Heavin) of Boise, David Warburton of Seattle, WA, and brother in law Richard Warburton (Darcey Poole) of Rochester, N.Y.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents then a sister, Lois M Corbin, in 2006.

The family would like to thank the staff at Plantation Place and all of Barbara’s caregivers.

Family services will be at a later date in Lake Wales, FL.

In lieu of flowers Barbara asked that you NOT vote for Trump and please wear a mask!

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

Family services will be at a later date in Lake Wales, FL.


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    Aly Archuleta says

    We are all Visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love and then we return Home….
    She was an amazing person, I will miss her too. ♥

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    LaDene Hubbell says

    Barb was a lovely, and caring woman. She led a full life and was enjoying her move to Boise with family and friends. Barb was strong enough to overcome some health problems until COVID proved too difficult to conquer. Barb had an interesting life one story she told me as a young woman living in New York during the “Beatnik Era” and what fun they had. She and her pals went to small club in Greenwich Village and saw a young Harry Belafonte before he was famous. She remarked that he was a handsome young man and he could sing. Barb will be missed by all who knew and loved. I believe she and Peter are together together enjoying an evening Martini. Rest in peace, sweet lady.

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    Barbara Carlson says

    Big Hugs Guys ? She be shining down on you boys forever ❤️

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    Chris Heavin says

    You will be greatly missed, never forgotten! Rest in Peace Barb.

    When I come to the end of the road
    and the sun has set on me,
    I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
    why cry for a soul set free.
    Miss me a little–but not too long,
    and not with your head bowed low,
    Remember the love that we once shared,
    miss me–but let me go.
    For this is a journey that we all must take,
    and each must go alone.
    It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
    a step on the road to home.
    When you are lonely and sick of heart,
    go to the friends we know.
    And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
    miss me–but let me go.

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    Jessica says

    When i worked at plantation barb was one of my all time favorite people to take care of she was a feisty lady n something i absolutely loved about her. My thoughts are with you all.

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