Roland B. Barker
May 28, 1932 ~ July 21, 2012
Viewing: Thursday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and on Friday at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Funeral services: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Perry LDS 5th Ward Chapel, 2415 South Park Drive.
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Roland B. Barker, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Logan Regional Hospital following a stroke.
He was born on May 28, 1932 in Bear River City, Utah, a son of Orson Lorenzo and Blanche Bywater Barker. Roland was reared in Bear River City and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1950.
He married Linda Jeanne McCormick on March 28, 1974. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple on October 28, 1978.
Roland was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the Perry LDS 5th Ward.
Roland worked for Thiokol and retired in 1994. He enjoyed gardening, hooking rugs, snowmobiling, four wheeling, going to his cabin in Island Park and being with his family.
The family would like to thank Logan ICU nurses and hospice.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; five children from his first marriage, Nancy (Jay) Johnson, Maggie (Lynn) Butterfield, Byron (Tina) Barker, Jeri Parsons, Sandy (Randy) Jensen; Linda's two children: Tammy (Larry) Stewart; Brad (Ann) Galbraith; 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Cortney LaRue, one brother, DeVerl Barker, three half brothers, Lionell, Rex and Ray Barker and one half sister, Juanita Hirschi.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Perry LDS 5th Ward Chapel, 2415 South Park Drive.
A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and on Friday at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com
I'm sorry for your loss. We never know how long we'll have our parents with us. Each day is a blessing.
Linda and Family,
I was very sad to see that Roland had passed away. Even though I am in TN I try to keep up with what is going on in UT. I spent many hours at your home with Tammy and you always made me feel welcomed. I remember when you two got married. I just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
I was in your home about the year 1969-70 as a Indian student on the placement program. Although I did not stay for too long. I still have good memories of that time. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Roland. Thank you for taking me in and caring for me during my stay. My encouragement to each of my foster brother Brian and my foster sisters, my our father in heaven pour his blessings upon you and strengthen you each and every day. I had been thinking of Brigham City lately and started to search the internet for Brian. I later saw the obituary on Roland. Sorry for in getting in contact any sooner. Thank you
Your Hopi brother of Arizona
Gary E. Polacca