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Garet Benjamin Barney
Born August 24, 1976
Passed Away
 March 20, 2017

 

Date: 4/4/2017

Time: 12:01:25 AM

Comments:

I want to express my love for this great guy, Garet Barney. He was in my zone in the mission field and even though I did not get to spend much time with him, I recognized a light and love and joy radiating from him constantly. An experience that has always been a precious memory for me was when Elder Barney came over and visited with me during some down-time my last night in the mission field. He asked me about my progress with the mission scripture mastery program, and I lamented that I had come up a few scriptures short of completing it. Elder Barney lit up with excitement and encouraged me to finish memorizing the remaining scriptures and told me he would pass them off on the ride to the airport the next day. I did, and he kept that promise. I received my mission pin in the mail a week or so later. It sounds like a simple thing, but I was touched by his interest in helping me reach that goal and I have always been proud of it and have always cherished that memory of my good friend, Elder Barney. I know he is not resting, but that he is certainly at peace as he shares his love and his testimony of the gospel with everyone he can reach on the other side of the veil. I express heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We all will miss him so much until we meet again.

Name:

Nathan Jarvis
City: Lehi
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/27/2017

Time: 9:29:40 AM

Comments:

I met Garet once on a Science field trip March 18th. He had a great smile and really enjoyed the trip he took with his son to the Underground and the Seattle Art Museum. He was very quiet but was constantly smiling. May God bring peace to his family. You will all be in our prayers during this difficult time.

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Carmen Morris
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/25/2017

Time: 9:10:45 PM

Comments:

Garet was an amazing person! I am struggling to know what to write because there are so many wonderful things I could say. Garet was one of the most humble, loving, giving individuals I have ever met. I don't think I ever heard him say an unkind word to anyone, and his smile and laugh could cheer up anyone. I will never forget hearing him sing for the first time, and his performances always left me wanting to hear more. Garet was a true friend in every way, and I'm sure I am not alone in saying that his influence helped shape my life. He made the world a better place just by being in it. And he gave the BEST hugs! I am still in shock to hear he is gone. God bless you, Mindy. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you.

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Trina Macbeth Butler
City: La Grande
State: OR
Country: USA

Date: 3/25/2017

Time: 4:11:05 PM

Comments:

So sorry for your loss. Garet played football with our son Sonny Kelly, at Saddleback high school. Garet and his family are the nicest sweetest people. We love them a lot. He will be missed by many. May God bless and hold and comfort you all.

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Berry and Jody Kelly
City: Santa Ana
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 3/25/2017

Time: 1:16:41 PM

Comments:

We were very sorry to get this news. Annette & I would have been there if it were possible. Please know that we love you and your family. You are in our prayers always.

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Kevin Kay
City: SYRACUSE
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/25/2017

Time: 10:13:01 AM

Comments:

Mindy, we love you and are so sorry. We remember meeting Garet when we were all newlyweds. He left a fantastic impression :)
I wish there was more we could do.
You and your beautiful children are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

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Candi
City: Delta
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/25/2017

Time: 7:39:14 AM

Comments:

Oh, Garet! Singing with you and Mindy at Utah State was so much fun. You lit the room up and always filled it with your smile and laughter. Prayers for your sweet family.

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Jenn Anderson Myers
City: Layton
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 10:30:30 PM

Comments:

Garet, may you rest in peace always. Seated next to our lord, watching over your loved ones until you all meet again.
God Bless!

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Paula Caravella
City: Corona
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 8:46:16 PM

Comments:

Mindy, I just learned today of Garet's passing. I'm so sorry.......... Please know you and your family have a place to stay if you ever have occasion to visit Logan (natwhitt@gmail.com). Yes we have room for all of you. And if any of your kids want to go to their parents alma mater, they have a helpful, supportive uncle in Logan. I would love to see Garet through your children.

Garet was a lifeline for me at Ricks College. I feel so blessed to have been associated with him. He was such an example to me of joy, laughter, and great faith. In fact, his prayer of faith resurrected my old dying Chevy suburban so we could go visit MiMa and MiDad in Haley, ID. Together we fought off squirrels flying out of garbage cans and dominated on the fooseball table. He clearly qualified for graduating early from this mortal existence. I sorely miss him but celebrate and rejoice over the valiant, selfless, and successful life he chose to live. Well done Good Brother Garet (GBG)!

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Nathan Whittaker
City: Logan
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 7:56:41 PM

Comments:

My first memory of Garet Barney: I was the Ward Mission Leader in our church. A new member was the same age Garet's oldest son. I took his son to teach the lesson. After the lesson I drove the son home. It was late and dark outside​. Garet was working on his car, trying to put in an alternator while listening to General Conference talks on his phone. He was having a few difficulties getting the alternator installed. I offered to help. He was appreciative. We worked for over 2 hours diagnosing the problems back to a metal piece off the new alternator that had broken​ off inside the engine. We fished out the broken metal piece with a magnet. He told me he never would have figured out how to diagnose the problems back to the new alternator. He and his wife rewarded me with a fudgy brownie with green frosting on top. Shortly after he was called to be the Bishop and asked that I be the Ward Executive Secretary or his administrative assistant. We spent many hours in council together. Once I asked him why he chose me to be his Executive Secretary, he said he felt a special kinship with me that night I helped him. I felt the same way about him. He was like a brother to me. I loved him. I will miss him. He will be remembered fondly.

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Brian Peters
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 6:25:38 PM

Comments:

Mindy,
My heart goes out to you, your children and also Garet's parents at this difficult time of loss. Some people are born with such big hearts and joy for life that everyone who meets them are left feeling better about themselves and life, Garet was that type of person! I remember looking at this big burly man with such a tender heart and thinking how special he was. And then there was his laugh and what a smile, not to mention such a gifted singer. What a wonderful life you both have shared together and such beautiful children you have. You both truly showed everyone what a forever love looks like and I hope you find great comfort knowing he is yours and you are his forever.I love you and your children, especially Jaden. May God Bless you and your family.

Name:

LeeAnn Bone
City: Bremerton,
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 5:35:29 PM

Comments:

(Garet) Bishop Barney is a great man he will be missed here and may the pain pain of not here right get easier. With love and care Chris Snow.

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Chris snow
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 1:15:38 PM

Comments:

I loved Elder Barney! One of the best guys I knew. I was his mission companion in New York. I saw him change the lives if several people in Washington Heights NY NY. I will always remember the good times we had. He is the best!

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Christian Friden
City: sandy
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 10:16:02 AM

Comments:

Garet you were a breath of fresh air. You were humble, stood by your beliefs, hard worker, passionate, loving, funny, had the Lord in your heart, always proud of your family and have accomplished more in life than most of us in your short time on Earth. I know your spirit will always be with your beautiful children and wife. Garet was a team player on my Budget team when he first came to Keyport. I'm very proud of him and how well he did in support of Keyport. You made many friends everywhere you went. We shall miss you and I like Lisa will have your funny facial expression on the roller coaster ride forever in my memory. Always made me smile. You're probably blushing right now.

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Cathy Stedman
City: Poulsbo
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 12:16:25 AM

Comments:

Garet, you have know idea what your friendship has meant to me over the last 10 years. We sat next to each other in the Comptroller Dept and everyday you made me laugh and a better person. I will think of you everyday for rest of my life. RIP my friend, you made this world a better place. love Dan

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Dan Curtis
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/24/2017

Time: 12:07:36 AM

Comments:

I cannot begin to express the sadness that I feel at the passing of this great man. Even though time has flown since I last saw Garet, I still remember all the fun, goodness and sunshine that exuded from him at all times. I am certain I will never forget that incredible laugh, and even now the memory of it just fills me up with joy!! That is the kind of effect Garet had on everyone. What a blessing it was to know him! His talents, gifts, and accomplishments were many and great, and he has most definitely left a tender spot in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to know him. Keeping you and your sweet children in my prayers Mindy. You and Garet will always have a place in my heart. Love you, and God bless.

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Michelle Broadbent
City: Tempe
State: AZ
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 5:10:55 PM

Comments:

Mindy, so many thoughts and prayers for you and all of your children. I hope you are able to feel the love that so many of us have for you, but even more that our Heavenly Father has for you. Please know our hearts both ache and love you at the same time. I will be praying for you.
Love,
Alicia

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Alicia Vance Fish
City: Snowflake
State: AZ
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 4:49:00 PM

Comments:

Garet truly was larger than life. My hearts breaks for you, Mindy, and your sweet kiddos. Til you all meet again.

Holly Jeppesen Stettler

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Holly Jeppesen Stettler
City: Pocatello
State: ID
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 4:04:29 PM

Comments:

Garet. You were an awesome roommate, a better friend and a great example of life lived everyday. I have missed you since college. Now I feel it more keenly. I am blessed to have been part of your story.

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Ben Nicholes
City: North Salt Lake
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 2:07:27 PM

Comments:

Garet was my Webelos leader when I was in Cub Scouts in the Ridgecrest Ward (around 2004 or so). His family moved out of the ward shortly after that, but without fail he would always find me when they visited and asked me how I was doing. The fact that he took the time to do that left a big impression on me. His smile was very contagious, and I knew all growing up that he cared about me and everyone he knew. I'm grateful for his example and the potential he saw in me.

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Tyler Critchfield
City: Provo
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 12:54:14 PM

Comments:

Garet was a beacon of light everywhere he went...even in the little country towns of Southeast Louisiana, where I was privileged to have met him. My deepest condolences to his family and dear friends.

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Stacy Holloway Hutchinson
City: Twin Falls
State: ID
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 12:47:31 PM

Comments:

There are not words to properly convey my deep sadness over the loss of such a great man. The world has lost one of the good ones. Garet was nothing short of all things good and kind embodied into one human. My husband put it perfectly while looking at old pictures, I have never met a guy filled with more laughter and smiles for everyone than Garet Barney. I feel very blessed that I had the privilege of knowing him. I know your heart hurts right now. Rely on the knowledge that you will be with Garet again and he is watching over you. To his wife and beautiful children as well as his incredible parents and sister, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing this great guy with the rest of us.

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Shannon Jones
City: La Mesa
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 12:07:09 PM

Comments:

What a great man. He lit up a room with his smile. He had a delicious sense of humor. He was a man of so many talents. He was accomplished in just about everything he did. He sang and shared the love of the Dominic The Donkey song, which remains my ringtone every Christmas. He danced and had the moves like Mick Jagger. He could give you the lifted eyebrow and hand on chin look that was kinda scary. He made you laugh. He shared your joys. He always had a sympathetic ear for your sorrows or pains. He made you think even if you didn't want to. He helped boy scouts from boys to young men with values and ethics. He would bring Mindy's mashed potatoes to potlucks. He claimed they were the BEST ever and he was RIGHT! He loved , loved, loved his wife and his children and would light up with his big smile whenever asked about them. Garet, you are a big rock in the glass jar and will be missed each and every day. Thank you for all you gave to so many. I told you years ok that I would never do a retirement slide show that didn't have the infamous roller coaster ride picture of you in it. It's my signature. And I thank you for the laughter.

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Lisa Plum
City: Silverdale
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 11:21:42 AM

Comments:

Garet!! I have so many good memories of you at Ricks College, and your laughter and sense of humor was so contagious. I am so sad, and my heart is full for your sweet wife and kids. xoxo

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Katie (Johnson) Betts
City: Wilsonville
State: OR
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 10:44:02 AM

Comments:

Garet will be truly missed by his family and friends. He was an outstanding man, husband, father, son and brother. Our prayers go out to his family.

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Julie and Ed Barney
City: Scottsdale
State: AZ
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 9:45:13 AM

Comments:

We loved Bishop Barney and feel it was a privilege to know and serve with him. We will miss his fun and loving personality so much.

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David & Linda Grant
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 8:48:12 AM

Comments:

I just found out about this news yesterday...words can't express the love and admiration I have for Garet Barney. I was a mission companion with him in the NYNY North Mission and my time with him was pure joy. I have never met a person who was so loving and full of optimism and faith as him. I learned so much from him. He truly loved the people and those he worked with. I am saddened by this news and will be praying for his wife and beautiful family. Garet till we meet again my brother! Will never forget you...

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Marco Poggio
City: Herriman
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 7:22:06 AM

Comments:

I Love Elder Garet Barney. My family's prayers are with his family. Garet's family must be a wonderful family. He was like a brother to everybody, and it was my honor to know him. We sang a duet in a zone conference, "brothers" by Kenneth Cope, and having him sing the part of Hyrum moved me to the core, and it was fundamental in my own story. To me, the song was always more about Hyrum, than Joseph. His words, "Now you know I'll never leave you, and I trust in God to save, but if not then I am ready for the Grave. I've been true to you forever, and I'm not about to change, this brother stays." This personified Garet to me. This piece was accompanied by Sister Brenda Buttars (who has also passed on). God-bless, and God-speed to him, and to his (I'm certain) wonderful family. I will never forget him.

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Cameron Cole
City: Centerville
State: UT
Country: USA

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 5:19:11 AM

Comments:

I am so sorry for your lost he was a important part of my kids life specily my son he look up to him .

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Dixie Recinos
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 10:45:24 PM

Comments:

My dear friend Garet,
It was such a privilege to know you and to be able to call you my friend. You always had a smile on your face and a kind word for everyone. We love you and have been praying for your beautiful family at this most difficult time. We pray that they will have peace in their hearts. You will always be in our hearts. I am so grateful for the many wonderful memories I have with you, Jessica, Michael, and Monte ❤❤❤. We love your family so much!
Love, Saunja Suman Carlson

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Saunja Suman Carlson
City: Montpelier
State: ID
Country: USA

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 10:12:33 PM

Comments:

I'm so sorry for your loss. I grew up in the same ward as Garet and loved his family dearly.

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Claudia Garrett
City: Tigard
State: OR
Country: USA

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 9:14:33 PM

Comments:

Garet, I love and miss you my friend. I don't think I know anyone who had a bigger heart or bigger (or more contagious) laugh. I cherish the memories of good times we shared and look forward to seeing you again one day because of our brother and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mindy, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your beautiful children. Love, the Merediths.

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Steve Meredith
City: Poulsbo
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 8:44:26 PM

Comments:

I can still hear his laugh and it's been years- BYU Idaho Collegiate Singers. Garet could just light up a room like nobody can. What a spirit. To everyone who was lucky enough to have Garet in their daily life, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and your babies Mindy. 💔
-Christen (Evans) Funk

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Christen
City: Omaha
State: NE
Country: USA

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 11:51:31 AM

Comments:

My deepest condolences goes out to the Barney family. May God watch over you through this difficult time.

It was privilege to know Garet in High School. He was the most kindest and happiest person I have ever met. Being on Dance Team with Jessica, I got to know Garet and his parents. Their close-knit family were always so warm and welcoming to me and the rest of the girls on the team. I have nothing but great memories of the Garet and the Barney Family.

You will truly be missed Garet.

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Marie Le
City: Santa Ana
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 3/22/2017

Time: 10:03:09 AM

Comments:

Love and prayers to Garet's family. He was such a special man who's light filled up a room. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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Missy Anderson McCorkle
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Country: USA

Date: 3/21/2017

Time: 10:21:24 PM

Comments:

Love and prayers to all the Barney's. Such a devastating day.
Our deepest condolences.

The Salameh family.

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ned Salameh
City: Henderson
State: NV
Country: USA

Date: 3/21/2017

Time: 9:55:15 AM

Comments:

I am very sad to hear of Garet's passing. I went to high school with him and he was such a great guys. Very positive, happy and friendly. The world is a little bit darker without him in it. Sending prayers and lifting you up to the Lord during this difficult time.

Name:

Veronica Ramirez
City: Santa Ana
State: CA
Country: USA