In loving memory or our dear Honey, who passed away on 01/06/2024 in Salt Lake City Utah.
Barbara was born in Paul, Idaho on 06/22/1932. She is survived by her children, Carey (Chuck - deceased), Alan (Becky), and Dara (Bill), 13 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear friend, Korrine Howard.
Barbara was a fiery woman, who faced her challenges head on, and loved her family dearly. She grew up in Idaho and Utah, where she attended Weber High School. This is also where she met her first husband, Dale Alexander at the local skating rink. The two were married in 1949. Together they had three children, Carey, Alan, and Dara. Dale passed away in 1963, leaving Barbara to raise their three children alone.
While living in California, Barbara met Steve Copp and the two were married in 1970. They remained together until his passing in 1996.
Barbara then met the man she considered the love of her life, Jerry Byington. The two were married in 1999. Jerry was a long-haul trucker and Barbara travelled the US with him. Jerry passed away in 2013 and Barbara frequently expressed her excitement to be with Jerry again in the next life.
Barbara was a talented seamstress and loved crafts. She also loved that many of her friends referred to her as Mrs. MacGyver, due to her ability to fix almost anything with duct tape and other household accessories.
Barabara loved building puzzles and always had one in progress when you visited her.
Barbara will always be remembered for her gifts. She never missed a birthday or Christmas and children and grandchildren could expect a package with microwave popcorn, Swedish Fish, and crisp dollar bills. She made a delicious Jello Jubilee that was a frequent request for family events.
One of Barbara's favorite activities was a fast motorcycle ride on her birthday, all the way up to 91 years old. She was always upfront, honest, often stubborn, and never beat around the bush about any topics. Perhaps best of all, she gave great hugs that let you know how much she cared.
A viewing will be held on Saturday 01/13/2024 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road Taylorsville UT 84123.
Barabara will have a private graveside service at Meyers Evergreen Cemetery in Ogden UT.