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Barbara Gail Alderton

Barbara Gail Alderton, 65 of Grants Pass, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at her home in Grants Pass.

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I wanted to add more to my original post. At that time my words were hard to say. But the truth is after knowing Barb for most of my childhood life and through high school we did lose contact when she moved away. My memories are many and cherished. But I do regret not knowing Barb in my adult life and continuing our friendship. I hold on to those memories and that's all I have. But after reading all these wonderful words that have been said about Barb as an adult and all the good friends that Barb has I know now that she continued to be the great friend to them as she was to me in childhood. I love you Barb

Vicki Gulotta Kinman Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

I met Bo in 1995 when I had started at the county. We connected and became friends outside of working together for many years. I will always remember the fun we had going on picnics with her mom. We did the backpack program together for many years and have so many funny stories filling up our car with school supplies from Walmart. Every year afterwards, we would text each other when school supplies hit the shelves. I will miss her and think of her always. Love you friend. Rest in Paradise with your momma.

Joy Kilishek Apr 4 2019 12:00 AM

I met "Bo" 21 years ago she was the first worker thru DHS I was given & I was one of her first clients after she started working there. Anyway after she helped me get my first job & my first apartment we just seemed to click even though I had stopped needing assistance thru DHS she continued to allow me to call & check in with her if ever I needed & we became friends. She watched my children grow from toddler's into young adults & we would compare notes in raising kids since her son was only about 5 years older than mine. I have always believed if ever there was a woman I looked up to & would want to be most like it would be her. I was blessed to have her in my life's journey if only for the short amount of time. I can never truly express all she meant to me & I am completely heart broken from her loss. She has been & will continue to be in my heart & my thoughts for always. The photo I have of her is from a parade a few years back but thought I'd share it because it was her every parade front & center. I love you "Bo" thank you so much for allowing me to share in your journey thru life as you helped guide me in mine. I will always think of you when I see any kind of smiley faces.

Lalanea Smith-rosenquist Apr 4 2019 12:00 AM

Bo was a truly amazing woman and role model... I met her three years ago at Baby Rhyme time with my grandson, Trey... one of the reasons we faithfully went was due to Bo's strength and encouragement she showed to others! You will always be missed and always be in our hearts when we sing "those" songs, we will think of you and your gentle spirit !

Jan Quaintance Pope Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

We were so blessed to have known and enjoyed Bo during and after Marching Band. She was a truly selfless person. It's impossible to imagine not seeing her out walking Danny's giant pooch like the Energizer Bunny; or out in her yard fiddling with her flowers; or always just a phone call away to share dinner or catch up. She was such a pleasure to be around, whether wandering around New York, or at Marching Band functions; or at Bingo. She was ALWAYS ready to help us or our kids, however she could. She had a million funny stories. She had wonderful memories of her Dad, who called her Barbie. She took such enjoyment in caring for her mother. No matter her own personal trials, she managed to hold onto her positive outlook. And now, FINALLY, she has joined the many dear ones she has lost along her journey. Our loss is her gain, and our sadness eases with that thought. Danny, our hearts hurt for your loss. She was crazy about you, and loved sharing any news about you. In time, you'll have a zillion wonderful shared moments to give you joy and comfort. Your mom was such a treasure in a crazy world. We are honored that she will always be a part of our family story, never forgotten or far from our thoughts. ~Randy, Brenda, Jamie, Kami and Molly Bollet

Brenda Bollet Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

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