Barbara Annette BOCON

January 10, 1965October 6, 2021

Barbara Arnette Bocon

Barbara A. Bocon, a crisis social worker and long time Arizona resident, died of cancer, in her home, on October 6th. She was 56 years old.

Barbie, as she was affectionately called, was survived by her sisters, Scarlett Decker and Jenny Wade, and her brother-in-law, Bill Wade, and her nephews and nieces; Ron Sweeney, Becky D’Aleo, Sundaye Tyler, and Jerry Wade; and many great nephew and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ted Bocon, and Hazel Bocon.

Barbie was born on January 10th, 1965, in Chicago, IL, to Ted and Hazel Bocon. She graduated with her master’s degree in social work, from ASU in 2012. She worked as a crisis social worker for many years for the Lafrontera.

She lived in a home in Queen Creek, and loved her little rescue dog, Jacks. She attended Central Christian Church. Her neighbors and friends were an important part of Barbie’s life, and she was very loved by her family members. She was well respected and liked by all who knew her. And was always quick to laugh, and smile. She will be deeply missed by all who know her.

A memorial service will be held at Mariposa Gardens on Power Rd this Saturday, October 16th for 1:00pm. Please join the family immediately after at MI Amigos on Gilbert Rd, for a luncheon to celebrate Barbie’s life.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


Barbara Annette BOCON

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Anna-Lisa Tonge-Souers

October 20, 2021

Barbie and I met in grad school in shared classes, projects and punishing professors. we remained close through years as we truly were sisters in Social Work and friends that could pick-up and and go at anytime for an adventure- I am truly at loss for our spontaneous friendship and will deeply missing in the loss your funny candor.

Much love, Anna-Lisa in Apache Junction

shelly simon

October 11, 2021

I met Barb when we both were hired the same week at Triple R Behavioral Health in 2006. Shortly after, my Father started there also but as a driver. He as we all were instantly attracted to Barbs beautiful smile. He gave her a nickname Cookie. Then forever known to our family as Cookie. We shared a lot of personal stories and current life adventures. The first time she went to play bingo with us, she had a bingo and didn’t know. We all laughed when she yelled just in time.. My family and I will miss her !! Fun baking, bingo, dancing, playing in pool, horse races and zoo lights..

Dawn Holm (Frost)

October 10, 2021

Barbie, you were my best friend in high school. My heart is broken. We may have lost touch over the years, but reconnected on Facebook. I'll never forget all the crazy times you, Bonnie & I had together, either hanging out at the mall, or walking around Ries Park or just hanging out at either of our houses or TJ's basement. Rest in Paradise my friend. Til we meet again.

Michelle Breyfogle

October 10, 2021

I am so incredibly saddened to hear that Barb passed. I worked with her for about 4 years and literally every time I saw her she was so kind warm and friendly. I’m so very sorry to all who knew her. Thank you for being a smiling face in my day my friend.

Terri McGee

October 9, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Scarlet, Jenny and the family

Childhood memories of Barbie, Scarlet, Jenny and they're wonderful mom Hazel.

As children we played together when all of us lived on Wabansia Ave; Scarlet, Jenny, Janet, Debbie, Alice, Peggy myself and our dear friend Barbie. Our mothers Hazel, Bonnie & Martha were & always remained close friends which bonded all of us. Playing games on the sidewalk while ours moms sat on the porch sharing coffee, smiles and laughter. It was a simpler time.

As we grew up, we went on & sadly lost touch. In a time before texting & zoom calls. Our mom's kept us bonded with Barbie thru her church white elephant sales & fortune teller gatherings. Great Fun!

Though Barbie is no longer with us . We will always treasure the memories we shared with her of that magical time spent on Wabansia Avenue, Humboldt Park, IL.

Rest in peace my dear friend Barbie. ❤❤❤

Linda Bertram

October 8, 2021

I met Barb in 1988. The years with her have been amazing. Barb is one of a kind. So friendly, warm, and loving. The nights in word processing were so memorable. Watching her grow, advance in her education and become the woman that she was. Her passing has left a void. Rest in peace you sweet sweet woman. I will miss you terribly.