Barbara Balgoyen, 82

Barbara Balgoyen, 82, of Allegan passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Allegan Country Estates in Allegan.

She was born May 19, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., to Arthur and Ethel (Olson) Bergman. The family moved to Monterey Center in 1949, where her father ran the general store.

On June 21, 1954, in Burnips, Barb married Thomas Balgoyen who preceded her in death June 18, 2018.

Barb was a former saleswoman for the Allegan Flashes, she sold Tupperware and Nature Sunshine Herbs and she retired as an administrative assistant from the Allegan Intermediate School District.

A longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Allegan, Barb enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher. She loved to grow beautiful roses and she was a wonderful cook.

Barb is survived by her sons, Greg (Kim) Balgoyen of Allegan and Jeffrey Balgoyen of Holland; her grandchildren, Jenna (Mark) Jolink, Aubrey (Kollin) Peacock and Hailey Balgoyen; and her sister Beverly Pike.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Tom.

Friends may visit with Barb’s family starting at Monday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Allegan, until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Nathan Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hudson Corners Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Barb may be made to the First Baptist Church of Allegan or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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