Glenn Eldon Barnes
Born: April 1, 1929 in Arco, Idaho
Died: September 29, 2012 in Twin Falls, Idaho
Age: 83 years old
Glenn was the fourth of nine children born to A. Emory and Dorothy Barnes in April of 1929. He grew up in Arco, Idaho, graduated from Arco High School in 1947 and served a mission among the Native American people in the Southwest Indian Mission.
Soon after returning from his mission, he married and was sealed to Marva Lou Jenkins in the Logan LDS Temple on Sept. 21, 1951. Settling in Arco, Idaho, they had eight children, who now live from Canada to the Mexican border. They had 35 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren with two additional great-grandchildren on the way. They moved to Elko, Nev., in 1960, and then in 1976, Glenn moved back to Idaho to work for Arrington Brothers Construction, which later became Starr Corporation in Twin Falls. His family joined him in July of 1978.
Glenn had many church callings including stake Sunday school counselor, bishop’s counselor, elder’s quorum and high priest quorum presidencies. Glenn has enjoyed many friends and has always been a member of the LDS 10th Ward. He has enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and camping and loved to tell stories of his adventures to anyone willing to listen. Glenn had a great love for the gospel, his family and his friends. Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Marva, and son, Russell. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Longmore of Rexburg; and brothers, Arlin Tracy of Layton, Utah, and Edward Tracy of Star; children, Lynda (Tom) Giles of Rio Rico, Ariz., Dianne (Lynn) Kunzler of Willard, Utah, Luana (Kendall) Payne of Mountain View, Alberta, Canada, Lane (Marla) Barnes of Jerome, Idaho, Tracy of Jerome, Idaho, Ron (Tracey) of Shelley, Idaho, and Anita of Twin Falls, Idaho; 34 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
His life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the LDS South Stake Center, located at 851 Harrison St. S. in Twin Falls. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the South Stake Center. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls. Friends may share condolences at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.