Monday, March 2, 2015
Gloria S. Barnett
Gloria Louise Smith Barnett
It is with a great deal of sadness that the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center notes the passing of one of our greatest supporters. Gloria S. Barnett, age 83, of Payson, Utah. Gloria passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Payson surrounded by her family
Gloria was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and supporter of the Peteetneet Museum for many years. She was a special friend to everyone that had the opportunity to associate with her.
Gloria Louise Smith Barnett returned to her Heavenly Father March 1, 2015, after suffering a severe stroke. Gloria was born May 20, 1931 to Floyd Marion Smith and Ramona Wall in Payson Utah General Hospital. She was the third of four daughters. Barbara, Loraine, Gloria and Connie.
Gloria has lived in Payson her whole life. She attended Taylor elementary, Payson Junior High and graduated from Payson High School in 1949.
Gloria was a cheer leader, a Twirler in the marching Band and played the flute and piccolo in the concert band. Gloria married Sargent Dale Barnett August 19, 1949 and they were sealed in the Manti Temple Sept. 26, 1949.
Gloria was very active both in civic and church activities. She served as a Pink Lady at Payson Hospital, President of Payson Ladies Fireman, President Ladies Utah County Jeepetts (Search & Rescue), president of People Preserving Peteetneet, President of Payson Historical Society, President of the Payson Utah Daughters of Pioneers, Secretary of Utah State Archaeology Society. She was also a member of the Payson Preservation Board for many years.
She was in the Payson Corale and LaNesta Chorus and was in the Merri-Tones and Gems. She also sang with her daughter for many years. Gloria and Dale were the Grand Marshals of Payson’s 2009 Onion Days Parade. She worked as a Telephone Operator in Payson and was Secretary for Barnett Sheet Metal.
Gloria was one of the original founding members of the Payson Historical Society. She served as president numerous times of the organization. She was very instrumental in organizing the many displays in the museum and she was a walking encyclopedia of Payson history. She also served as a Tour Guide. She WAS the Peteetneet Museum. She will be missed by everyone at Peteetneet.
Gloria and Dale traveled world wide working on LDS Temples. She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving as Relief Society President, Primary President and many other Stake and Ward positions.
Survivors include: her husband, Dale, Payson; children, V.L. (Terri), Kanab; Sargent Jay, Payson, Rusty Blake (Tamara), Santaquin; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; siblings, Barbara McGurk, Salt Lake; Loraine Braithwaite, Springville and Connie Cloward, Salt Lake. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheri DeGraw.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m., in the Payson West 11th Ward Chapel, 902 West 400 North. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Friday, 6-8:00 p.m. or at the church on Friday, 9-10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Payson City Cemetery.