Barbara Ann South (Austin): July 22, 1936 – July 23, 2021

South, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann South (Austin) was born on July 22, 1936 to Robert and Bertha Austin in Coupeville, Wash. She grew up on her family’s farm in Coupeville and lived most of her life on Whidbey Island. She passed away peacefully at age 85 on July 23, 2021 at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Bertha Austin; brother Keith Austin; son Robert Shores; and great-grandson Bennett Boyles. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Bill South; sister Eva Burns; and children Deb Rivera, Cathy Benedict (Ben), Frank Shores, Toni Lucio (Richie) and Jette Sprague (Steve). She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She worked most of her life as a waitress and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She could often be found caring for her cat, playing bingo, watching Family Feud, drinking mocha frappuccinos, or watching the Mariners and Seahawks. Even though her health declined over the last several years, she was able to live at home with her family’s constant support.

Her beautiful smile, sense of humor and caring spirit will be remembered by all who knew her. In her final days, she was surrounded by her family and will be deeply missed.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at

More in Obituaries

Carol Ann Lloyd obituary photo
Carol Lloyd: September 28, 1940 – October 14, 2021

Carol Ann Lloyd, 81, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2021, at… Continue reading

Fara Rose Wexler obituary photo
Fara Rose Wexler: November 25, 1929 – October 28, 2021

Fara Rose Wexler passed away peacefully in her sleep at 3:00 am… Continue reading

Alice Hutchison obituary photo
Alice Hutchison : 1937 – 2021

Alice Elizabeth Hutchison, called Liz by those who knew her, passed away… Continue reading

Dorothy Keefe obituary photo 1
Dorothy Clark Keefe: October 1, 1934 – November 20, 2021

Dorothy Clark Keefe passed away November 20, 2021, at the age of… Continue reading

Caleb Spears Notice

Saying Goodbye and Celebrating the Life of Caleb Spears. It is with… Continue reading

Otie Whitaker obituary photo
Otie Whitaker: March 28, 1941 – November 12, 2021

Otie Whitaker, a wonderful mother to her three children, passed away peacefully… Continue reading

Richard Brantley: July 25, 1947 – October 27, 2021

Richard Franklin Brantley, born July 25, 1947, in Oak Harbor, WA to… Continue reading

Alicia Sinclair obituary photo
Alicia Sinclair: March 7, 1945 – November 12, 2021

Alicia Z. Sinclair, 76, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2021 in… Continue reading

Donna Marie Fanning: October 5, 1947 – October 24, 2021

Donna Marie Fanning passed away on October 24th, 2021. She passed while… Continue reading

Most Read