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Katherine Mecham Barney


BARNEY, Katherine Mecham – Queen Creek. Katherine Mecham Barney (90) was born 13 September 1928 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and passed away 1 April 2019 in Queen Creek, Arizona. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother.  She resided in Queen Creek with her family for over 70 years and was a devout member and leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Newell, and children, Gail (Pam), Brenda (Alyn), Marilyn, Kenneth (Cindy), Janet (Jay), and Sharon (Dan). She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucian and Sarah Katherine (Kate) Mecham, her daughter, Geraldine Thompson, and siblings, Hazel, Veda, Melvin, Gerald, and Arthur. She has 7 children, 44 grandchildren, 132 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be on Monday, 8 April 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Queen Creek North Stake Center, 22035 E. Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.  Visitation will be held Sunday, 7 April 2019, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Stake Center and 11:30-12:30 prior to the service.  Interment will be at the San Tan Memorial Gardens, 22425 E Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, AZ.


  • Dr. Tony and Danielle Janssen Posted April 3, 2019 8:24 PM

    Sending out love and support to such a beautiful family. It was an honor to meet and serve Katherine. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ❤️

  • Max and Party Burrell Posted April 4, 2019 5:31 AM

    We would love to be there but are serving a mission in Paducah TX at the present. Your family has always been so supportive for us all. We love you all and are happy for your mom. What a reunion there must be on the other side. She will be greatly missed and remembered with very fond memories!

  • Dina Rossell Posted April 5, 2019 7:20 PM

    She was such a wonderful example and a wonderful lady! I am so lucky I knew her. Sending lots of love to your family. Thank you for letting me be apart of all of your lives! Such an amazing family!

  • The Sossaman Family Posted April 6, 2019 1:08 PM

    It has been an honor to have been friends with Catherine (and the rest of the family)for more than 60 years. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of such a lovely and gracious lady.

  • Donna Powers Posted April 7, 2019 10:44 AM

    My heart is saddened today. Katherine was my iron rod after my divorce. She gave me sight that there is a better day ahead if I just put one foot forward and keep my eyes looking up. Thank you Katherine for this great council. The Powers Ladies will always keep your memory in our heart.

  • Amy Hancock Posted April 8, 2019 1:19 PM

    Our world has lost one of its angels for He has called Sister Barney home to his side. We will miss her smile and cheer but we will see her again. May we always remember the love that she shared with all those around her. That is what will always stay in my heart when I think of her. She has completed her work here. Until we meet again. Thank you .

  • Ronnie and Marilyn Mecham Posted April 9, 2019 5:43 AM

    My childhood is full of loving memories playing under Aunt Katherine’s watchful eye. With all our love and prayers, Sincerely

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