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Walter Ronald (Ron) Barnes

January 15, 1929 - June 30, 2018

Walter Ronald (Ron) Barnes, 89

Heaven graciously received another angel the morning of June 30, 2018.  Ron Barnes peacefully passed away in his home in Evergreen, CO after a brief illness.  He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, graduated from high school in 1946 and married Marcella Masters in 1948.

Ron’s career was in the publishing industry.  With no formal education beyond high school, he successfully owned and managed numerous newspapers in the Midwest and Northern California.  He retired in his mid-50s in Willits, CA.  He and his wife moved to Evergreen, CO in 1993. 

Ron is best known in Evergreen as the “social director” at Caffe di Lucca, an espresso bar his daughter owned at Lakepoint Center from 2000-2010.  Ron and his coffee shop buddies gathered there every morning to enjoy cappuccinos and talk about the latest happenings.  He was blessed by their friendship and support until his final days on earth.

Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Marcella, and his son, Rick.  He is survived by his daughter-in-law  Teresa of San Angelo, TX, daughter Paula (Rob Baker) of Evergreen and son Brent of Denver,  granddaughters:  Jessica Morris (Tyler) of San Angelo, TX and Elise Randolph (Jacob) of Denver.  He was blessed with a great-grandson, Landry Lee Morris, 2 ½ years old.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.  The family expresses deep gratitude to Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and asks that donations be made to Mt. Evans 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


6 Responses

  1. Randy Brame says:

    My deepest sympathy in this time of loss. Ron always greeted me with a warm hello and smile. He will be missed.

  2. Randy Brame says:

    Paula — my deepest sympathy in this time of loss. Your Dad always gave me a warm greeting and big smile.

  3. Phyllis Spear says:

    He was always so kind and welcoming to everyone and made me smile everytime I saw him.

  4. Linda Walpole says:

    Ron was a sweet man. I remember our conversations at Caffe’ de Lucca. He often made me laugh with his dry sense of humor. So sorry for your loss.
    Linda ❤️
    “…nothing can separate us from the love of God…” Romans 8

  5. Sarah Masters Dahlstrom says:

    What a gentle and kind man. Always polite and thoughtful. You will be missed Uncle. Rest in peace and dance with your beautiful whole and well bride. We will see you again. I know this for sure.

  6. Ron Leonard says:

    I will never forget first meeting Ron at the coffee shop. Table number one became one of teh best memories I have of that assignment. More than just coffee time- a lifetime of acceptance and love.