Obituary of Fawn Kay Barnes
Our angel mother, Fawn Kay Barnes, passed away on February 2, 2024.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints. She was born in Rupert, Idaho to Dave and Toni Noble. After relocating to San Diego, California, she eventually met and married Donald Wayne Barnes in the Mesa, Arizona Temple and they shared their lives together for 55 years until he passed away in 2011 from complications from Alzheimer’s. Shortly thereafter, her son, Patrick Barnes, passed away in 2012.
Throughout the years, she faithfully served in many callings in the Church. She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and was the perfect example of service to others. She spent her entire adult life doing genealogy research, teaching classes, and sharing her knowledge to help others with their own family research. She also served two missions at the LDS Family History Center in Mesa, Arizona. Her love for her ancestors is the greatest legacy she will leave for her children and grandchildren.
She was a Paralegal and worked in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a supervisor. She received a national award for Paralegal of the Year and was well respected by her co-workers. After her husband’s death, she was blessed to host sister missionaries in her home for almost ten years. She loved missionary work and sharing the gospel with others.
She is survived by her children Colette (Barnes) Dinsdale, Dan Barnes, Kelly Barnes, and Sean Barnes, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a brother, Ken Noble, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 10 at the Chandler Stake Building; 1115 East Ray Road, Chandler, Arizona 85255. A viewing will be held at the church from 10 AM until 11 AM, with the service commencing immediately after. The burial will be held at 1 PM at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201.
Meldrum Mortuary handled the arrangements. The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the staff at American Orchards Assisted Living and Always Present Hospice.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Fawn Barnes, please visit Tribute Store