In Memory

Rebecca Barker

Rebecca Barker

Rebecca and Wayne went to church together all their lives. Their parents remained friends. When Rebecca passed away we were given a copy of her obituary. Her smiling face is forever imprinted on my mind. She was one of the most beautiful and incredible people I have ever had the pleasure to know. The world is a sadder place without her. I have asked my father-in-law to look up the information about the date of her death and who she was survived by. I know she was married and I believe had 5 or 6 children at the time.  Rebecca was living in Utah at the time of her death from cancer.  (submitted by anonymous)

Becky was a super sweet girl, quiet, but impressive because of her inner strength and values. She has been missed deeply by her surviving chidren.  (submitted by Marcia Peltzman Sattley)

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04/29/09 03:07 PM #1    

Joyce Miller (Derr)

Published: Monday, March 11, 1991 12:00 a.m. MST

Rebecca Barker Johnson, 39, Farmington, passed away Saturday, March 9, 1991, in Salt Lake City, of complications for leukemia.

She was a devoted wife and mother, and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.She is survived by: her husband, Craig, and six children, Benjamin, 15; Megan, 13; Quinn, 12; Kristen, 10; Todd, 7; and Troy, 5; also by her parents, E. Wiley and Audrey Barker, of Kansas City, Missouri; four brothers and two sisters: Michael W. Barker, Kearney, Missouri; Elizabeth (Mrs. J.D.) Helm, Overland Park, Kansas; David L. Barker, West Valley City; Deborah (Mrs. Steven A.) Ostler, Farmington, Utah; John T. Barker, Kansas City, Missouri; James E. Barker, Kansas City, Missouri; her parents-in-law are Hal and Virginia Johnson of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 12 noon, at the Farmington 23rd Ward Building, located at 2200 West, just off Shepard Lane, Farmington. Bishop Steven C. Grow will preside. Visitations will be held Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Union Mortuary, 295 No. Main, Bountiful, and from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, at the chapel. Interment will be at the Farmington Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Rebecca Johnson Donor Fund at Zion's First National Bank.

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09/08/09 02:03 PM #2    

Donnie Bowerman

Becky and I had this thing in high school: she and a few others were LDS (the Utah bunch) and I, Laurie O'Neil ('68), Dale Robinson ('70), and some others were RLDS (the Independence bunch). She and I were always kidding each other about seeing who could get the other to switch sides first. But it made us great friends in the short and long run. Becky had few peers when it came to her sweet and gentle personality, and she was as pretty as they come. I'd join the Hari Krishna or Brother Love's Travelin' Salvation Show today if it would bring her back. I think I will miss her more than the others who are listed, not because memories of them are any less special, for they are not, but because Becky was an angel among us...and there is no doubt in my mind she really has been since March 9, 1991.

08/06/14 08:17 PM #3    

Grant Anthony

When I learned of Rebecca's passing I was so saddened that I was unable to describe my feelings. Adequate words still escape me because I have such fond memories of her. Not only was she strikingly attractive she was a beautiful person. I was so entranced I managed to develop a bit of a friendship and walked her home after school countless times. It was in the opposite direction from where I lived but it didn't matter to me ! I enjoyed our conversations so much it was well worth walking out of my way even though I realized there wasn't any possibility of a "dating" relationship due to our different religions. I even remember stopping just short of her house and watching to make sure she made it into the house OK before I headed home. I was sure her parents wouldn't approve of me even walking her home and I didn't want to jeopardize something that meant so much to me at the time. I lost track of her after High School ( as I always knew I would ) but I still have such very fond memories of her and that warm beautiful smile. Even though it's been some time now her passing saddens me beyond what I'm really able to adequately express ...

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