Barbara Egusquiza, 60

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Barbara Louise (Willis) Egusquiza, 60, of Mountain Home, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, in Mountain Home, after a battle with cancer.

A celebration of Barbara's life was held Monday, Nov. 3, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Barbara was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Glenns Ferry, to Harold and Lois Willis. She was one of five children and was fondly called "Buggs" by her siblings, a nickname she kept all through her life.

In 1961 Barbara married Ralph Egusquiza and later that year gave birth to her first son, Randy. Her second son, Mike, arrived in 1965.

The Egusquizas moved to Hammett where Barbara owned and operated the Hammett Grocery Store. In 1971, she hired on with the United States Postal Service and continued working for them after moving to Mountain Home in 1972. She retired in 2002.

Barbara enjoyed raising her boys and attended many motorcycle races and sporting events. Some of the hobbies she enjoyed were Teddy Bears, stamp and coin collecting, and square dancing. She also was an Elmore county hospital volunteer for almost 17 years.

Barbara divorced in 1981 and in 1987 she met the love of her life, Edward H. Cummins III. Barbara and Ed traveled to many places in 25 different states and especially enjoyed their time together snowmobiling in Yellowstone.

Barbara was known as "Grama Buggs" to her five grandchildren, and loved and delighted in watching them grow, and being proud of their accomplishments, her family noted.

Barbara is survived by: her husband, Edward H. Cummins III; sons Randy Egusquiza and wife Lisa of Sanger, Calif., and Mike Egusquiza of Mountain Home; five grandchildren; a sister, Delores (Sis) Headman of Nevada; brothers George Willis of Twin Falls, and Arthur Willis of Mountain Home and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Melvin "Pete" Willis, Las Vegas.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2676 Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705, in lieu of flowers or food.