L. Barney passed away peacefully on April 20, 2013. He was born in
Hatch, Utah on June 22, 1935 to Elliot L Barney and Velma Sandin Barney.
He graduated from Richfield high school. He married Kathleen Jensen in
the Manti Temple on October 14, 1953 and they have been married an
amazing 59 years.
Blaine began his career in 1956 with Western
Airlines and survived seven corporate mergers. He eventually retired
from Northwest Airlines as Regional Station Manager with a total of 34
He was active in his industry and the community. He served as
past president of the Cedar City Jaycees, former state director of the
Utah Jaycees, and past president of the Salt Lake International Chapter
of the Lion's Club. He served as chairman for both the Airline Manager
Association and the ATA Security. He also valiantly served eight years
in the Utah National Guard and held the rank of sergeant E-5. He was
also awarded the title of Western Evacuation Committee person with a
civilian military rank of Colonel.
Blaine was an exemplary husband,
dad, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa, neighbor and friend and his
presence will be sorely missed. Most importantly his handshake was his
word and he definitely lived by "old school" values. Anyone that knew
him would agree that you could always depend on him for anything, he
cared about everybody and always wanted to make sure that nobody went
without, even if at times it was considered "spoiling". He didn't care,
he thoroughly enjoyed it. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting and
created special memories that will be remembered forever by his family.
His favorite places where he was truly happy were Fish Lake and our
family Deer Camp in Panguitch, Utah.
He is survived by his wife
Kathleen, sons; Kevin (Ellen ), Paul(Toni), daughter Diane Barney, son
Daniel; brother Vermon (Catherine) Barney, sister Suzanne Hatch
(Claude); 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by parents, brother Miles Barney, sister Madeline
Middleton (George) and sister Lola Henrie (Frank).
The family would
like thank Dr. Garrido and his staff at the Huntsman Cancer Center and
Dr. Marta Peterson and her staff at the U of U Medical Center.
services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday April 26, 2013 at the Val Verda
5th Ward 2633 S. 50 W. Bountiful where friends may visited with family
from 12:00-1:45 p.m. prior to services. Services under the direction of
Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery.