Obituaries & Tributes

Barbara Jean Bostick Platz Mulligan

Barbara Jean Bostick Platz Mulligan, 83, succumbed to old age and COPD on Aug. 13, 2020. Barbara was born Sept. 25, 1936 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Bill and Elsie Bostick. She had three younger brothers, one of whom died in infancy.

In 1953 she married Francis Raymond Platz and in the following 14 years they had four children; Deborah, David, Daniel and Michael. After they divorced she worked as a secretary at the University of Oregon psychology department until she retired in 1997. Barbara married Larry Mulligan in June 2000.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; brother, Al Bostick; her children, Deborah (Tod), Dave (Carrie), Dan (Sara) and Mike (Gloria); grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a beautiful loving person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

There will be no service at her request.

Arrangements are in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit



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