1946 - 2013
Barbara Gene Thompson, 66, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013, at her home in Walla Walla. Funeral service will be held at College Place Village Church on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Solis and Steve Walikonis of College Place Village Church officiating. Herring-Groseclose Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.
Barbara was born in Caldwell, Idaho, to Dorothy Cody and Jim Costley on Sept. 24, 1946. She went to high school at Laurelwood Adventist Academy and graduated in 1966. She went on to earn a degree in nursing from Walla Walla Community College. She worked as a registered nurse for Walla Walla VA Hospital for more than 20 years before she retired.
Barbara is preceded in death by her father, Jim; her mother, Dorothy; her step-mother, Fern. Barbara is survived by her husband, Terry Thompson; brother, Carl Costley; sister, Cathy Cherry; sister, Jan Cunnington; sister, Robin Cortinas; sister, Shannon Teare; brothers, Chris and Jake; sister, Brenda; as well as many nieces and nephews.