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Babbette Loraine McGowan (Bouffiou), age 55, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022, in Bellingham, WA. She was born on January 9, 1967, in Amarillo, TX. Babbette “Babbs” was raised in both Coeur d’Alene, ID where she graduated and moved to Bellingham, WA where she then spent the remainder of her life.
She worked in the medical field for most of her life and ended her career doing medical billing for several doctors in Whatcom County in 2017. She has one daughter, Larrissa, who she often described as being the light of her life and best friend. She always said her greatest accomplishment in life was being her mother.
She is now reunited in heaven with her beloved family including her Mother Sharen Macy, Father Gary Bouffiou, Stepfather Denny Macy, Grandmother Betty Therrien, her dog Clifford, and other furry friends. She is survived by her daughter, Larrissa Barber (Violette Luna) and Larrissa’s father, William Barber; Stepmother Katie Masterson, Brothers Gary (Shane) Bouffiou and Bryan (Vanessa) Bell, nieces Brianna and Emma Bell, Kennedy, Ruby & Jessa Farrar, Cousin Jason (Becky) Farrar, Stepbrother Greg (Amy) Macy and nephew Kyle and many other loved family and friends.
Babbs was known for her unconditional love and being an animal lover. She was brave, kindhearted, selfless, goofy, carefree, and a wonderful woman overall. She was a stubborn lady and very quick witted, with a response to EVERYTHING! She absolutely adored her four dogs and two cats. She loved to color, watch movies, listen to all genres of music, sit out in the sun, and watch the birds and hummingbirds fly by and go for a stroll when it was nice out. She also loved her signature coffee drink: Mocha Frappuccino with almond milk, extra ice, and no whip – she needed this EVERYDAY!
Going forward, it would be important to Babbs for all her friends and family to know she loved and cared for them over the years. She was a strong woman who fought as long as she could, and for that reason she left this earth peacefully and with dignity; her presence will be deeply missed. She would want everyone not be sad about her passing, but to honor her, cherish the memories you make and love one another.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Starts at 2:00pm (Pacific time)
Greenacres Cemetery, Ferndale
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