Barbara Irene Alverson age 77 a long time resident of Boise,
Idaho, died at home on November 6, 2014, from her 7 year battle with cancer,
while her battle was courageous it was just not meant to be, and she finally
succumbed to this insidious disease. Mom will always be remembered for her love
of life and her devotion to her children and grandchildren. Mom was born in
Worchester, Massachusetts on the 13th of February, 1937 to Leonard and Sophie
Hardy and completed all of her education there. After high school, mom joined
the United States Army where she met the love of her life Raymond Alverson. She
moved with her husband to Boise, Idaho where they remained for the rest of
their lives. Mom and Dad raised their seven children there.
Mom worked for the
Idaho Fish & Game for many years from where she retired in 2001 to care for
her husband who was also battling cancer.
Mom and Dad loved the great outdoors and loved to go camping, hunting,
and fishing together and they in turn passed this love of life onto their 7
children. Mom was a member of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church for 58 years.
Mom is survived by her seven children: David (Connie); Mark
(Lori); Jim (Debbie); John (Kim); Tim (Tammy); Peter (Prudence); and
Cynthia. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren
with two more to be at anytime. Mom was
preceded in death by her husband Raymond H. Alverson; her mother, Sophie Hardy
of Boise; her father, Leonard Hardy of Boise; and her brothers Leonard Hardy
Jr. of Worchester, Massachusetts; Brian Hardy of Minnesota; Donald Hardy, of
Boise; and Geoffrey Hardy of Boise.
Memorial may be made to any cancer organization of your
choosing as this is such an insidious disease that it needs to be