Monday, January 19, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight--Dale and Gloria Barnett

                                PETEETNEET MUSEUM VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
                                                  DALE AND GLORIA BARNETT

            The Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center would like to recognize two or our outstanding volunteers, Dale and Gloria Barnett, The Barnetts have been very civic minded individuals in our community for many years.  They have both been active in many church and civic activities over the years.
            Dale served as a Volunteer Fireman for many years as well as the Utah County Jeep Patrol among some of his civic volunteering.   Dale has served as the vice-president of the People Preserving Peteetneet for the last two years.  He has recently consented to seek the office of the president of the organization in the upcoming election in March of this year.
            Gloria has been a member of many church and civic singing groups over the years.  Many of these groups have performed at community concerts, club gatherings and funerals for many years. 
            Gloria was one of the founding members of the Payson Historical Society.  She is a walking encyclopedia of Payson history.   She served as the president of the organization for eighteen years and then resigned to become the President of the People Preserving Peteetneet where she served faithfully for two yours.  She returned to the presidency of the Historical Society where she has once again served for the last four years.
            Both Dale and Gloria have donated many hours and much of their own money to assist in the development and improvement of the Peteetneet Museum.  Both of them serve on the People Preserving Peteetneet Board of Trustees.
            Dale has been involved in many projects at the Peteetneet. He has lent his expertise as a heating and air-conditioning expert at the Peteetneet since it became a museum.  He has received many state and national awards for his business and civic activities.  He recently donated an old  Spanish Mission bell that an uncle gave to him many years ago.  He oversaw the construction of a monument to display the bell.
            Dale and his company, Payson Sheet Metal, advises the L. D. S. Church throughout the world on the heating and cooling systems in the temples and some other church buildings.  He also serves as a member of the Peteetneet Grounds Committee overseeing the maintenance of the building and grounds.
            Gloria has been involved in the Peteetneet since the establishment of the PPP.  She helped collect materials, design displays and help set up many of the display rooms in the museum.  She recently helped establish the Freedom Room honoring our area military veterans and their supporters.  She is a very dedicated individual to the museum and spends many hours devoted to this Payson landmark.
            The Barnetts are the parents of four children: V. L., Cheri DeGraw (deceased), Sargent and Rusty.  They have sixteen grandchildren and a great many great-grandchildren.
            The couple, both lifelong residents, have represented Payson in everything they have done over their lifetime.  Most of the things they have done, has been done without fanfare but for their love of this community.                                                              
            Dale and Gloria served as Grand Marshals of the Payson Onion Days and Homecoming several years.  This was an honor that this couple rightly deserved.  The Peteetneet Museum feels very fortunate to have these two outstanding individuals giving of their time and talents to the museum.  It is people like the Barnetts that have made the Peteetneet such an outstanding place in the community.

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