Heaven graciously received another angel the morning of May 3, 2017. Marcella Barnes was born Marcella Masters on August 21, 1929 in Williamson, Iowa, graduated from high school in Ottumwa, Iowa and married Walter Ronald Barnes in 1948. There were nine siblings in her family and she was raised by a mother who “worked very hard” and a father “who always treated the kids with extreme kindness.” Marcella was selfless, always putting her faith, family and friends before herself. She loved baking apple pies, pumpkin chocolate chip walnut bread and making deviled eggs “just because.”
Marcella is survived by her husband of 68 years Walter Ronald Barnes, daughter-in-law Teresa of San Angelo, TX, daughter Paula (Rob Baker) of Evergreen, and son Brent of Denver. She has two granddaughters Jessica Morris (Tyler) of San Angelo, TX and Elise Randolph (Jacob) of Denver. She was blessed with a great grandson Landry Lee Morris, 16 months old. She is preceded in death by her son Ricky Lee Barnes.
Marcella was deeply loved, enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the years, looked forward to summer and her flowers on the deck, insisted her family and friends continue to keep after the dandelions in her yard, witnessed to others about her faith whenever possible, and truly lived her life with grace. She looked at the best in everyone without judgement, her smile was infectious and her quick wit priceless. Marcella and Ron moved to Evergreen from Northern California in 1994 and were blessed by living in such a loving community.
A Celebration of Life will be held in August at her home in Evergreen. The family expresses their deep gratitude to Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to them at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439
“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” John 16:22