Melvin J Barnes, My grandpa.

Melvin J. Barnes “Jack” Ogden 1915 – 2009 Melvin J. “Jack” Barnes passed away of causes incident to age June 11, 2009, at 93 years old. He was born September 29, 1915, in Smithfield, Utah. He was the first son of Henry and Nellie May Lemon Barnes. He was reared and educated in Smithfield and Cache County schools. He attended North Cache High School. Jack worked on the farm in his early years and after high school he joined the CC Camp in Logan. When he left there he went to California where he went to work for Helms Bakery in Los Angeles for 3 years. He was employed by Poulson and Nardon Aircraft Factory in Huntington Park, California, from January 1940 until November 1942 when he was inducted into the U.S. Army. Prior to his induction into the army he married Alice Mather from Smithfield on September 29, 1942, in the Arizona Temple. He spent 3 years in Europe with the 84th Signal Co. as a field lineman. He returned home in 1946 to Smithfield where he ran a farm for a few years before moving to Ogden where he worked for the U.S. Government at the Ogden Army Supply Depot for 32 years. In the Smithfield First Ward he served 4 ½ years as second counselor in the Bishopric, 3 years in the High Priest Quorum Presidency and a Stake Mission for 3 years. He loved hunting and fishing. He loved his family and friends. He was preceded in death by both his parents; 3 of his sisters; his younger brother and Jon Clifford a son-in-law. He is survived by three sisters, Anna Mather of Smithfield, UT; Afton Carlson of South Gate, CA; and Jean Yorba of Anaheim, CA. He is leaving behind his wife Alice of Ogden, UT; daughters, Susan (EuGene) Draper of North Ogden, UT; Sharon (Bud) Farmer of West Jordan, UT; Trudy Barnes of South Jordan, UT; and Cathy (Jon) Clifford of Layton, UT. He has 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden where friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, Smithfield Cemetery where military will be accorded.

We love you and will miss you grandpa.

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