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Gail Pace Barney passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021 at the age 85, reuniting with her eternal companion, Gordon Barney. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was born on September 4, 1936 to Lorenzo Alan Pace and Sena Elthora Christensen Pace. She was the second of four children and was born and raised on a farm in Nephi, Utah. She learned early in her life the value of hard work.
While attending Brigham Young University, Gail met and married Gordon Barney. They were married in the Manti Temple on September 14, 1956. Together they built a life together and raised four children. Gordon and Gail moved around Utah while finishing school. They lived in Beaver for several years and settled in Tooele for 31 years. Gail worked for school food services for 17 years. They moved to Pleasant Grove in 1994 after retiring. Gordon and Gail enjoyed going to BYU football and basketball games along with traveling, gardening and spending time with family.
Gail was a faithful member the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many different callings in her church service including in the Primary, Young Women’s program, Relief Society and as a Temple worker. Gordon and Gail served a “home” mission at the LDS Employment Center. Gail loved serving others, cooking, baking, quilting and spending quality time with friends and family. She was always a good example of love and kindness to her family and friends.
Gail is survived by three of her children, Kerry Gordon (Cindy) Barney, LaRell S. Barney, Jill Barney Greenwood (Michael), 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Grace, and her brother, Wayne Pace. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon S. Barney and son, Galen A. Barney; a brother, Lynn Pace and her parents.
The family would like to include a heart-felt thank you to the many individuals, doctors, nurses and Hospice Care workers who have given Gail service and tender care.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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