May 10, 1941 - June 16, 2020
Midvale, Utah- On June 16, 2020 Heaven gained the greatest Husband, Father, and Grandfather we've had the blessing of knowing and loving. David Lee Barney was surrounded by his loving wife, daughters, and many angels waiting to welcome him home. Lee was born on May 10, 1941 to LeRoy Barney and Esther Lillian Wylie at the home of his Grandmother in Rigby, Idaho. Lee spent his early childhood in Portland, Oregon. When he was 4 years old, he watched a neighbor fly a model airplane, and from that experience grew a fascination and love for building and flying his own model planes. On his 6th birthday he received a bow and arrow from his parents. This began a lifelong love of archery. He enjoyed watching his Father work on his own cars, and seeing how he would take care of them. Little did he know that this enjoyment would become his lifelong career. Lee's teenage years were spent in Orem, Utah. He talked fondly of playing in the foothills in Orem, riding his bike from the top of the hill to Utah Lake in the summertime, and sledding down the same hill in the wintertime. He loved shooting his .22 rifle and blowing up the ice on Utah Lake. Some of his fondest memories were shooting his bow with his parents and family at the Timpanogos Archery Club. He was a Champion Archer, winning many awards at Archery competitions. He loved baseball, football, camping, and fishing. Lee studied Heavy Duty Diesel Repair at Utah Trade Technical College, graduating with Honors. He continued his schooling throughout his career, becoming a Master Mechanic, which he cherished. He spent the next 45 years as a Heavy-Duty Diesel Mechanic. He worked for Abbott GM Diesel, Smith GM Power, and retired from Wheeler Machinery in 2006. Lee loved the challenges of building the big engines that ran the haulage trucks at Kennecott Copper Mines. He also loved to help build the engines in his friend's truck to try and break a land speed record at the Salt Flats. He was known for his work ethic, integrity, honesty, and character. He was always true to his work, his words, his family and friends. Lee and Glorienne were introduced over Christmas Break in January 1967 by their sisters, who were College roommates. Lee had to work hard to convince Glorienne to be his bride. They were married on November 17, 1967 in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity. They have been blessed with 3 beautiful children that they cherish and adore. Lee was a dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather to 6, and Great Grandfather to 7. He instilled in his children and grandchildren the values of hard work, honesty, integrity, patriotism, loyalty, service and enduring to the end. His love for the flag and his country was so important to him. He had a deep, quiet testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His faith in the Lord's plan was witnessed many times over the past 20 years, as he fought through a mountain of medical challenges. Lee was a fighter through and through. He fought and endured to his very last breath before being called home to be with his mother, father, and loved ones who had gone before him. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Glorienne and 3 children: Janalee (Travis) , Taralyn, and Jaden Lee; 6 Grandchildren: Brooke, Dalan, Shakeem, Kaden, Kiara, and Aleea; 7 Great Grandchildren; Jamal, Gotham, LeRoy, India, Mykel, Apollo, and Birdie. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Neeraj Agarwal and his staff for the years of care at Huntsman Cancer Institute. They would also like to thank Dr. Alfonso Preciado, nurses CJ and Lindsey, Jessica Dunn and medical staff at St. Marks Hospital for their kindness, compassion, and care. Thank you to Christine Short with Inspiration Hospice for making Lee's journey home comfortable. "Moments are put before us that if we give all that is within us, will bring us to an ability and power we had not before known." Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Premier Funeral Services, 67 East 8000 South, Midvale, Utah. There will be no public viewing. Interment will be at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 East Bengal Blvd. , Cottonwood Heights, UT. Due to Covid-19 Health Concerns, we will be forced to limit the number of attendees. The family asks that those who attend the services please wear a mask. Friends and family are invited to sign David Lee Barney's online guest book at: premierfuneral.com/obituaries. Please share a memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Premier Funeral Services, Midvale, Utah.
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