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Barbara A. Busboom

April 1, 1948 October 16, 2017
Barbara A. Busboom
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Obituary for Barbara A. Busboom

Barbara A. Busboom, 69, of Beatrice passed away at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on Monday night, October 16, 2017. She was born on April 1, 1948 in Beatrice to Julian and Esther Thomsen and graduated from Beatrice High School. She married Duane Busboom on August 11, 1978 at Centenary United Methodist Church and they blended their families. They lived on a farm near Filley where days were filled with happy times and challenges raising five children and having a farm life. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and helped with many church activities. She worked as office manager for Wee Care Day Care, Inc. and then worked for over 23 years at Eye Care Specialties in Beatrice until health issues with MS prevented her from continuing. She and Duane moved to Beatrice in 2011. She enjoyed life and all the people around her.

Survivors include her husband, Duane of Beatrice; one son, Bradley (Michelle) Anderson of Beatrice; one daughter, Kristi Hobaugh of Lincoln; step-children, Tonya Janowski and special friend, Leif Amland of Austin, TX, Tony (Monica) Busboom of Filley and Dawn (Steve) Jurgens of Filley; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenny (Linda) Thomsen of Beatrice; one sister, Lois (Mike) McCune of Prescott AZ; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Busboom of Beatrice; one sister-in-law, Kathryn Otto of Adams; two uncles, Raymond (Peggy) Thomsen of Lincoln and Marvin (Marjorie) Thomsen of Bennett; two aunts, Marjorie Albers of Colorado and Marjorie Thomsen of Wymore; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Esther Ewald Thomsen; step-son, Troy Busboom; parents-in-law, John and Tena Busboom; grandparents, John and Maria Thomsen, August and Augusta Ewald; brother-in-law, Donald Otto; several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held 9:45 A.M. on Friday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Gary and Linda Hooper in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. Wednesday until 9:00 P.M. Thursday and then one hour preceding the service at the church on Friday. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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