Hey I have moved. I have a new address and filled out a change of address card. The US postal service has chosen to ignore this legal document so you will have to call me, and I will give it to you, but make sure you have something to wright with. The town I have moved to is bright and sunny, lots of trees, flowers, and grass. Oh yea, can someone grab my sunglasses, I forgot them. My new house is so spacious, decorated just right. Hey, you will never guess who all lives in my neighborhood, WOW. Blacky, Pongo, Pierre, KC, Tuffy and Corkey are outside basking in the sun. By the way, in my new town there are no fences. The dogs wander from house to house getting lovins’, treats, whatever they want is right there. I still haven’t been grocery shopping; it seems like no matter what I decide to eat it is there. We had a giant BBQ Wednesday, July 29 after I got all moved in. Everyone there knew me. Hey guys you remember those old pictures in the family albums I know all of their names. OK so you all know I am in heaven.
So many things in my life seemed of little significance at the time they happened but then took on a greater importance as I got older. The memories I’m taking with me now are so precious and have more value than all the gold and silver in my jewelry box. Memories… where do I begin. Well I remember Mom and the endless shopping, dad and his joking and please don’t get uncle Bob in the mix. My brothers, what can you say. They deserved all the whoopins’ they got. They are good men; I would not have wanted to go through my life without them. My Cousins were more like siblings to us. Oh my goodness, the things we did. We will go into detail at the house. My aunts and uncles, grandparents all added into who we are. All holidays meant family gatherings, big ones. I love the smell of rain, the sound of thunder, my animals, my family, and friends. They’re treasures that are irreplaceable and will go with me wherever my journey takes me. I’v been a devoted daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, sister-in-law, friend. And if you don’t believe it, just ask me. Oh wait, I’m afraid it’s too late for questions. Sorry.
Barbara Ann was born October 15, 1959 to Leon and Connie Hemenway, the 1st of three children and the only daughter. Barb has 2 younger brothers, Kelly and DaWane. Barb was born, raised, and educated in Pocatello. She worked at Bannock Hospital as an Environmental Services Aide for many years.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Connie Hemenway, her maternal and fraternal grandparents many other family members. Barb entered eternal life on July 29, 2020 at 9 AM in the presence of her family in her home after fighting a long courageous health battle. Her little niece dog, Isis, was right there for every breath and prayer. Barb’s spirit is carried on by her brothers Kelly (Daniel) Hemenway-Still, DaWane (LuAn) Hemenway, cousins, uncle, extended family, including but not limited to Mike and Terri Lords and Rob Irons.
Peter Pan sums it up for me. “You know that place between sleep and awake; that place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always be waiting”.
Gravesides services will be held Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1pm in the Mountain View Cemetery (53 West), Pocatello.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences and obituary at www.cornelisonfh.com
Lastly the family would like to thank everyone for their shared love and admiration for Barbara Ann. It has been both comforting and a reminder of the impact Barb had on so many others. Barb did not have any children of her own, so every child she met were hers forever, unconditionally, and they will attest to that. Most importantly, she had an eternal love for her family both biologic and extended. We weren’t her only loved ones. Barb had a strong connection with many people that she invited into her life. Her pets were her family and she spoke for them in many voices.
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