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1926 Marjorie 2013

Marjorie Barigar

August 6, 1926 — February 27, 2013

Marjorie Barigar Obituary

Marjorie Louise Barigar, 86, of Buhl died on February 27, 2013 at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center surrounded by her friends and family. Marjorie was born on August 6, 1926 to Roscoe and Gertrude Walker in Buhl. When she was very young, the family moved to the Roseworth Tract, south of Castleford where Roscoe worked for the Utah Cattle and Construction Co. While living there, she learned to cook with her mother for the threshing and haying crews.

Marjorie attended first through eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse in Roseworth. She excelled in school and even assisted with teaching the students in younger grades. The family moved back to Buhl when she was 12, where she entered Buhl High School, graduating in 1942 at the age of 15. Following graduation and during World War II, she worked for a short time at an attorney's office in Buhl and then at Rangen Inc.

On February 4, 1947 Marjorie married Al Barigar in Elko, Nev. Together, they farmed in the Fairview and Clover areas south of Buhl. While holding down the household duties, helping on the farm, and raising their boys Neal, Daryl, and Lee, she worked for Bob Erkins at the Snake River Trout Company until her retirement.

During retirement, Al and Marjorie spent time together exploring the many fishing holes of Southern Idaho, living life to the fullest with friends and enjoying time with family. After Al's death, Marjorie did some travelling with friends - including to England, Canada, and Hawaii (which had she not had the farm, she said she would have moved to) - and then settled down on the farm to tend to not only the 160 acres but also her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was a friend and mother to all, whether related or not, and freely shared sound advice with a loving heart.

She is survived by her sons, Neal "Griz" and Lee; grandson, Shawn (Camille) Barigar and great-grandsons Brock and Xander; daughter-in-law, Maggie (Bob) Himmelberger and granddaughter Robyn (Merrill) Cheney and their son Andy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Elmer and Jimmy Walker, her husband Al, and son Daryl.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 4, 2013 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl. A viewing will be 10 to 11:00 am, prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Buhl Eighth Street Center on the corner of 8th Avenue and Locust Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the College of Southern Idaho Foundation. Marjorie will be loved and missed by many.

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