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Obituary: Louis Awawa Barnett

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Louis A. Barnett 1922 ~ 2005 Farmington - Louis Awawa Barnett, father, grandfather, great grandfather, passed peacefully from this life to his Heavenly Father's kingdom on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Although Louis was born in Hilo, Hawaii on December 26, 1922 to Adelbert and Lovenia Barnett, he grew up and resided for the majority of his life in Farmington, Utah. Serious health problems marred his teenage years, culminating in the removal of one lung. Despite doctors' judgments that he would not survive, he lived a long and productive 82 years. He graduated from Davis High School and later earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. He married Eula Mae Garrett March 19, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple and raised two daughters, Adelle and Barbara. With Eula, he owned and operated The Time Box in Layton and Barnett's Jewelers in Kaysville. He later worked for many years at Hill Air Force Base as an engineer and enjoyed working and traveling in conjunction with automatic testing for military aircraft. Louis loved his family. He was a kind and generous father. He devotedly cared for his wife during the years of incapacity with rheumatoid arthritis before her death. He loved his grandchildren and found great joy in being near his great-grandchildren while they were living in his home and later when he was staying with Barbara. Louis was a dedicated High Priest in the LDS Church, serving in many callings. He especially loved serving as a missionary at Cherry Hill, as Executive Secretary in the Farmington 2nd Ward, and as choir director and member of many ward choirs and singing groups. In his later years, he was tireless in working in the Family History Extraction program. He was always generous with his time, his talents and his financial contributions. Louis is survived by his two daughters, Adelle (R. Gary) Lowe and Barbara (Eric) Frederick, four grandchildren: Eron (Lisa) Frederick, Kendall (Sarah) Frederick, Diana (Keith McMunn) Frederick, Michael Frederick, five great-grandchildren: Jonathan, James, Evan, Morghyn, Brolyn Frederick. The family would like to thank Dr. Val Hansen, the staff at Lakeview Hospital and Vistacare Hospice for their compassionate care and support. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Farmington South Stake Center, 695 S. 200 E. Friends may call Sunday, January 16, 2005 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main and Monday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment Farmington City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com