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Obituary: Othello Barney

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9/18/14 ~ 1/22/03


Othello "Thell" Barney, 88, of Escalante, Utah, passed away January 22, 2003, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born September 18, 1914, in Escalante, Utah, to Scott and Sytha Lay Barney.

He married Roena Lay, September 17, 1935, in Junction, Utah. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She preceded him in death, January 9, 1966.

He married Roxie Lay August 9, 1968, in the Manti LDS Temple.

Thell spent 31 years working for the Garfield Road Department and nine years with UDOT planning division. He spear headed the renovation of the Escalante Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Roxie, Escalante; children Gerald (Carol) Barney, Escalante; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; step-children, Maureese Epling, Marysvale; Dee Lynn (Janet) Fautin, Marysvale; Carla (Rodger) Dennis, Layton; 14 step-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Vay L. Barney, Salt Lake City.

Preceded in death by parents; wife, Roena; son, Dale Barney; eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2003, at 12:00 noon in the Escalante Stake Center, where friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, UT.