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Barbara Downs Darley passed away Tuesday July 20, 2021 surrounded by family in her Hyde Park home after a 6-year brawl with cancer.
Barbara was born January 18th, 1954 in Logan, Utah to Robert and Reta Downs. After much thought, she married Dennis Darley on April 12, 1973 and has been rolling her eyes at him ever since. Mom grew up in Hyde Park and loved it so much she decided to stay and raise her family there. Barbara was a “boy” mom and grandma. All she ever knew was the rowdiness of boys, having 3 of her own and 5 grandsons, but she loved it. She was our #1 fan, never missing an event, constantly keeping Denny in check for the referee’s sake and our good reputation.
She didn’t have an easy life. As our more seasoned family members would say, she had a tough row to hoe. She owned more than her fair share of health trials. She’d be a tad amiss by us mentioning that here, however, she didn’t let those trials define her. For those that knew her she was the ever optimist of hope, showing gratitude and kindness to all she encountered. This was evident as she served in her church callings, worked in retail, and interactions with her healthcare professionals.
She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Those of us left behind will remember her faith, charity, gratitude, and promptness. She loved the Savior, Jesus Christ.
She is survived by: Her husband Dennis; sons Courtney and Cori Darley, Lee and Natalie Darley, Alex and Heather Darley; her parents Bob and Reta Downs; Her siblings Brent and Kathy Downs, Sue and Mike Grunig, Dorothy and Doug Corbridge, Jennifer and Mark Stephens; Grandsons Dominic, Jaron, Daxon, Easton, and Quinton.
She was proceeded in death by her in-laws, J. Earl and Berenece Darley, brother-in-law, Bruce Darley and her niece, Melinda Downs
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday July 23, 2021 in the Hyde Park 9th Ward Chapel, 65 East Center in Hyde Park. The meet and greet services will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 AM with Funeral services at 12:00 PM. Memories may be shared with the family at www.whitepinefunerals.com
The service may be viewed via Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83373417006?pwd=TlovZ1dt...
Flowers are appreciated but she would also encourage, in lieu of flowers, to donate via Venmo to Cache Valley For Hope Cancer Foundation in the fight against cancer: @CacheValleyForHope-CancerFou
We were so very sorry to learn about Barbara's passing. This is a profound loss & our hearts & prayers are with you. May you feel an increased measure of strength & comfort in the difficult days ahead. Her light will truly be missed. She fought the good fight. She leaves a wonderful legacy of love. We are ever grateful for your friendship & kindness through the years.
With our heartfelt sympathy,
~Tracy & Deb Bailey
Tracy Bailey Jul 24 2021 12:00 AM
I have fond memories of working with Barbara and Jennifer when they cleaned the post office in Hyde Park. They were so much fun and always upbeat! They were very dependable and did a wonderful job! Miss that association! Sending my love and sympathy to you Dennis and the Downs family as well!
Coy B Jensen Jul 23 2021 10:31 PM
So many, many memories from the neighborhood. Sending much love to my dear friends and wishes for Christ's peace.
Susan Jeppesen Anthon Jul 23 2021 3:45 PM
I worked with Barbara for a few years and she was the sweetest person to be around. She had a sharp wit and always had us laughing- you knew you were going to have a good day when you were scheduled with Barbara!
Brittany Atkinson Naumann Jul 22 2021 11:16 PM
Barbara was an amazing woman. She was receiving treatment in Logan when my daughter was fighting cancer at the same time. She was so encouraging to me and my daughter. A true example of faith, courage and nobility. I loved her determination and fighting spirit!
Cheryl Dutson Jul 22 2021 8:08 PM
I can tell that she enjoyed and exemplified the "best" things in life. I am very sorry for you loss - but what a treasure that your family gets to keep forever.
Ron Halls Jul 22 2021 6:39 PM
I have always had a great deal of respect for Barbara. She was so kind during our school years. She was a hard worker and very diligent. I loved her cheerfulness. Ron joins me in sending our love and sympathy.
Marie Beutler Godfrey
Marie Beutler Godfrey Jul 22 2021 5:14 PM
I am so very sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers are with you at this tender time. Barb and I worked together for Andy's Drive In, such a good friend and wonderful memories
Jennette Clark Jul 22 2021 4:17 PM