Dawn Darlene Barnes
1937 – 2020
Dawn Darlene (Armstrong) Barnes, 83, died after a short battle with cancer on Monday, October 5, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born March 5, 1937 in Glasgow, Montana to Bert and Florence Armstrong. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1955.
She married Frank Adams in 1956 and together they had a son, Lance. She later married James LaPlante and together they had a daughter, Tammy.
She worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, and later a customer service representative for US West where she retired after 29 years of service.
She was an active member of Eastern Star, Boise Chapter 65, Daughters of The Nile, Iras Temple #40 Guards, St. Alphonsus Auxiliary in addition to being very active at Red Rock Christian Church and most recently Nampa First Christian Church.
She was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed collecting nativities and Precious Moments, reading, shopping on QVC and celebrating Christmas for as many months of the year as possible. She looked forward to walking at the mall and having coffee with friends.
Her family was very important to her and the joys of her life were her great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her son, Lance (Jacki) Adams (Richland, OR); daughter, Tammy (Greg) Anderson, (Boise); 4 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was known as grandma to many.
Her family will celebrate her life at a private gathering on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Memorials may be made in her name to St. Alphonsus Cancer Center, Boise.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Dawn’s memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com