Feb. 8, 1928 ~ Jan. 28, 2012
Surface Creek resident, Marvin "Pete" Delbert Barnes died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, after a two-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was 83 years old.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Cedaredge United Methodist Church in Cedaredge, Colo., with Pastor Debra Edwards officiating and ceremonies by the Order of the Eastern Star and Fraternal Order of the Masons Lodge #136 as well as military honors presented by Colorado Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Also, a memorial service will be held in Hayden, Colo., at the Hayden Congregational Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, with Pastor Janet Babish officiating and ceremonies by the Order of the Eastern Star and Fraternal Order of the Masons as well as military honors presented by Colorado Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Marvin "Pete" Delbert Barnes was born on Feb. 8, 1928, to Marvin Bishop and Marjorie Vail Barnes in Hayden, Colo. He spent his childhood there and graduated from Hayden Union High School in 1946.
Pete was proud to serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After two years in the service he came home and on Dec. 28, 1951, he married the love of his life, Constance "Connie" Louise Weyand. Pete and Connie were blessed with almost 57 years of wonderful marriage before Connie's passing in October 2008.
Pete farmed in the Hayden area until the couple moved to Cedaredge in 1973 where he spent the next few years farming in Hayden during the summers and selling real estate in Cedaredge during the winters. He retired from real estate to enjoy his many interests of fishing on Grand Mesa, singing, fly tying and Eastern Star. He volunteered with his church and in the community, which included serving on several church boards, and he sang in the church choir. Pete was always available to help out wherever needed.
Pete was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star Spruce Chapter #129 and the Hayden Chapter #99 and the Fraternal Order of the Masons Lodge in Eckert and Hayden. He also sang with the Black Canyon Barbershop Group for several years.
Pete is survived by his son, Randal Barnes and Agbenu family of Ghana, West Africa; daughter, Melanie Gray and her husband Robert (Buzz) Gray of Olathe, and their children, Ashley Mehas and her boyfriend Donald (Chip) Fletcher, Donald (DJ) and Eryn Mehas and their son, Landon, of Denver, Quintin and Tammy Gray and their children, Sebastian Chavez and Benjamin Gray, Adam and Bobbie Gray and her children, Skye and River Walker of Olathe.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sons, Michael and Roger Barnes and brothers Jack and Robert Barnes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spruce Chapter #129, c/o Alice Sanburg, 16492 Cedar Park Road, Eckert, CO 81418, or Hayden Chapter #99, P.O. Box 1285, Hayden, CO 81639, or Hospice of Montrose, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81401, or the International Myeloma Foundation at www.myeloma.org.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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