In Memory

Dave Barnes

David Christopher Barnes 1955 ~ 2004  MAZATLAN, SINALOA, MEXICO-  Born July 2, 1955. The son of Robert Warren Barnes Sr. and Jacqueline Collett Barnes. Graduated from Skyline High School in 1973 and later attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. David loved the game of golf which he learned from his two uncles Donald C. Collett and R. Ferris Collett. David passed away on March 21, 2004 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico where he had worked in the family owned business, The Inn at Mazatlan. David, though baptized into the Mormon faith, received the high honor of two Catholic masses and a Catholic funeral held March 31, 2004 in Mazatlan. The overflow attendance of these three functions gives evidence of the love paid by the community and the 215 co-workers from the inn. It is not often that a soul enters our presence in this life with such happiness and love for others. David who fought his own personal battles had asked in the past to be buried next to his mother in Salt Lake City. David is survived by his father R. Warren Barnes (Joyce); a brother Robert Barnes Jr. (Pamela), from Salt Lake City; and a sister Susan Barnes Nielson (Dr. Dennis) of Sausalito, California. David was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline C. Barnes. A private family memorial will be conducted in Salt Lake City during the month of April under the direction of David's uncle, Howard W. Barnes of Provo, Utah. Special thanks for the kind and loving assistance and concern goes to his long time friends Teresa Mcfarland and Lorena Martinez of Mazatlan. Also from Mazatlan, the family wishes to give thanks to Adriana Corona who was his loving companion to the end. In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to offer your prayers for this loving person.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from April 4 to April 5, 2004


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29/08/13 09:31 PM #1    

Debbie Kuhn (Curry)

What a beautiful obituary and such a tribute paid to your life and all the folks honoring you at your funeral! I was happy to know you. I think we danced a dance or two at the prom. You were different than most of the guys. Thank you for the dance.

11/10/13 04:28 PM #2    

Roseann Lambert (Hnath)

I knew David in grade school. He was also in my ward when I was growing up in the Canyon Rim area.

I got to know him a little better in Jr. High and High School. He was a big tease!! It was great to know that he was so much loved in Mexico. Sad to see him go so early. He will be missed.

Roseann Lambert Hnath

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