Lynda Kay Barbee, 51, of Bellevue, our sweet loving, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister departed this world late Friday night. She was surrounded by family as she was released from her ailments to experience eternal heavenly peace.
She was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on July 31, 1959, to Johnny and Esther Boyd. She was the youngest of their five children. She was everyone's little darling, full of life and energy. When Lynda was 8, she moved with her family to Auburn, Wash. It was in Washington where Lynda thrived as a child of her generation. She was a music enthusiast, always watching bands perform live in Seattle. It was also in Washington where Lynda had her first child, Angie Kay Castle. Lynda moved to Hailey, Idaho, with her daughter to experience the rural comforts of her home state.
Lynda managed the front desk at Elkhorn Resort while raising her daughter. It was during this time that Lynda met Carl Barbee. They married in October 1985. They had two sons, Michael Anthony Barbee and Jason Carl Barbee. Raising children became a priority for Lynda. She took great pride in her roll as a stay-at-home mother. Her nurturing expanded when she welcomed two grandchildren into the world, Calub Carl Castle and Cierra Carlyn Castle.
Always a generous spirit, Lynda's happiness blossomed when contributing to the well-being of others. Lynda's passions were first and foremost her love for the Lord, family gatherings, bowling, sports cars, boating, horses and collecting angels. She was a loving and tender family member and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her father. She leaves behind her mother, Esther Boyd, her daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Philip Castle; sons, Michael and Jason Barbee; grandchildren, Calub and Cierra Castle; and her siblings, Richard Boyd, Peggi Mikel, Larry Boyd and Teri Niedrich.
Funeral service to be held at the Calvary Bible Church, 102 Coyote Bluff Drive in Hailey on Friday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m, with viewing on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 2-3, from 1-9 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Wood River Chapel, and friends are invited to leave condolences and share memories at www.woodriverchapel.com.