Jenay Irene Barth, 81, of Meridian, Idaho joined her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 17th at her home with her son Jeff and daughter-in-law Cindy by her side. Jenay was born February 16, 1941 in Maryville, Missouri to Edgar and Pauline Maud Nelson. She was the oldest of four siblings.
In 1947 the family moved to Boise where Jenay attended Franklin Elementary, West Junior High, and graduated from Borah High School. In 1965, she married the love of her life, Dietmar Barth. They spent 51 years making loving memories together. In 1967 they welcomed their one and only child, Jeffrey Karl who she loved dearly. In addition to being a full-time wife and mother, Jenay was the residential recruitment coordinator for The American Cancer Society for about 10 years.
In 1980, Jenay and Dietmar began building their cabin at Terrace Lakes in Garden Valley, Idaho. While at the cabin she enjoyed playing golf and socializing with the wonderful friends she made over the years. Jenay also enjoyed traveling with Dietmar to Germany, Kauai, and occasional trips to Jackpot. Jenay was happiest when she was spending time with family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room.
The last 5 years, Jenay lived at Veranda Senior Living at Paramount, where she made new friends and was treated like family by the wonderful staff. Jenay is preceded in death by her husband, Dietmar Barth and her parents, Edgar and Maud Nelson. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Cindy), sisters Belinda (Jack) Cortabitarte, Gloria (Butch) Glineski and brother Steve (Olga) Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Veranda Senior Living, St. Luke’s ICU and floor 9 as well as Idaho Home Health and Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion. Arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 11:00 at Cloverdale Funeral Home.