Barbara Jean “B.J.” Callier

Friday, July 16, 2021

Barbara Jean “B.J.” Callier of Boise, came to rest in Heaven in the arms of God on July 8, 2021 at the age of 62. B.J. was a great person to call on to lend a helping hand to volunteer her time and services. She enjoys traveling to meet new people and they found her to be reliable, dedicated and a good friend.

B.J. was born September 3, 1958 in San Bernardino, California to Roy Lee and Barbara Jean Callier.

B.J. came to Idaho with her family in 1975 and in 1976 she graduated from Mountain Home High School. She attended Boise State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Sociology and an Associate Degree in Medical Records Science. She was a Registered Health Information Technician at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, in Boise, Idaho. She continued her education by attending seminars in her job-related field.

In 1987, B.J. became a member of Alfred E. David Chapter #8 of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter located in Mountain Home, and was the Past Matron of Alfred E. David. She was elected Grand Worthy Matron of the Prince Hall Grand Chapter for the States of Oregon, Idaho and Montana, Incorporated in June 2002-2004. She served as the Grand Assistance Secretary of the Prince Hall Grand Chapter as well.

B.J. was a member of the Elsie Reynolds Phyllis Chapter of Oregon, Idaho and Montana, Incorporated of the Phyllis Chapter of the Phylaxis Society. She served as Vice President Council of all State Auxiliaries of the Phyllis Chapter.

She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization for 15 years. She was the state president for Idaho from 2002–2003 and was honored as Idaho Business Woman of the year in 2002.

B.J. was a member of Jim McNamar Unit #17, Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary of Mountain Home. She was the past State Commander of Idaho of the Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary which she served 1999-2000 and 2006-2007. She was the State of Idaho Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary State Adjutant.

She was a member of the American Health Information Management Association and the Idaho Health Information Management Association. She worked for St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center for 41 years and was honored as one of the St. Luke’s 1999 recipient of the President’s Award.

B.J. was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, in Boise, served on the Board of Trustees, sang in the choir and was active in the Women’s Ministry.

She was also a faithful member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

B.J. was preceded in death by her father Roy Lee Callier, Sr.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara Jean Callier; sister, Stephanie A. Callier-Evans (Darnell) of Pocatello, Idaho; brother, Roy Lee Callier, Jr. (Joy) of Galveston, Texas; nieces: Tiphanie C. Anirah, Tiffany Charles, Tina Richard, Jerrica Charles; nephews: Roy Lee Callier, III, Jacoby Eric Callier, Brandon Hagans and a host of cousins and friends.

B.J. will be honored at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 17, 2021. A viewing will start at 10:00 am, services at 11:00 am at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel located at 500 North 18th East, Mountain Home. Followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery.