Barbara Nutsch Squires

March 21, 1941 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 81)


Barbara Ann Nutsch Squires, age 81, of Boise Idaho passed away on Saturday 6/4/2022.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Catherine Nutsch, and her brother Robert Nutsch. She is survived by her husband Earl Clif Squires III, daughter Kristina, her son-in-law Jarrett Brown, and her grandson Julius Brown. She is also survived by her siblings Margaret Corn, Michael Nutsch, Sr. Rose Marie Nutsch, Delores France, Nancy Druckenmiller, and Paul Nutsch, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews!

She was born in Wendell Idaho, the family moved to Utah, then farmed in Nampa with her parents and 8 siblings. Farm life was hard, and Barbara found mischief in thing such as sneaking brandy to the toddlers, and rolling a tractor. She graduated from Nampa High in 1959.

Barbara went to Linx Business School and worked 30 years for the phone company. She was part of the women’s movement; working as an Engineer Technician.

All through her life, Barbara loved to travel, including Rome, Greece with family and adventures with the Cabrini club. She and her husband Clif travelled the world together. They travelled to many states and countries including Alaska, Hawaii, Norway, New Zealand, and Australia. She was proud that she summited Mt. Rainier in 1977 and climbed Mt. Borah in her 60’s.

She was also active in the community, as an active member of Sons of Norway; Boise GrØndel Lodge No 122, including a delegate to local and international conventions and President. She was also on the board and President of Boise Telco Credit Union. She volunteered at schools and with 4-H with her family or her daughter.

After retirement, she remained active in the Church. As a founding member of Risen Christ Catholic Community, she was treasurer for St. Vincent de Paul and enjoyed making shawls with the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

She was a prolific artist and craftswoman who loved to share her artwork with family and friends. Barbara’s many crafts fill all of her family member’s houses. These crafts won many ribbons at the Western Idaho Fair. She was especially accomplished in quilting, carving, Rose Maul painting, German folk painting, wood burning, crocheting, last but not least painting rocks, of which everyone has one or three!

The pride of her life was her daughter Kristina. She often bragged about her “doctor daughter” who is a Family Medicine Physician in Nampa. Kristina and Barbara talked almost every day for many years even when Kristina lived in Portland. Barbara enjoyed spending time and playing with her grandson during the last days of her life.

Her funeral will be Wednesday June 15 at Risen Christ Catholic Community in Boise. A Rosary will be said at 2pm and Funeral will be held at 3pm with a Reception following.

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