George Hans Barker, 81, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, surrounded by family. George was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Randolph, Utah, to F. Weston Barker and Leah Hansen Barker. He has one brother, Rayo Barker, of Evanston.
On Sept. 20, 1958, he married Mary Ann Mills of Evanston. They raised three children, Kathi Ann Barker, George Patrick Barker and Lanny Weston Barker. They were sealed April 20, 1988.
He worked many jobs throughout his life. He worked in the Colorado Wyoming gas fields in Hiawatha, Colorado. Moving to Randolph, Utah, he started working at Stauffer Chemical FMC in Kemmerer. Then he worked as a mechanic for Hoffmann Repair, was the Randolph Town Marshall, and bought property to build a trailer park, along with purchasing the Hoffmann Repair business in 1975. He and his business partner named the business J-Bar Auto. He loved running loaders, trackhoe and operating screen plants to process sand and gravel. He loved to work sun-up to sun-down. One of his favorite sayings was, “Daylight’s burning, let’s get ’er done.”
George loved guns, hunting with a bow and arrow and livestock of all kinds. But most important were the eight years he served in the Ogden Temple on Saturdays. He loved his three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with one on the way! He had a special talent for knowing when people needed help of any kind. George will be sadly missed; he has left a wonderful legacy.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; and children, Kathi and Pat.
He is preceded in death by son, Lanny; his parents, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.
The family wished to thank all the kind hands at Intermountain Medical Center and Evanston Regional Hospital, along with Crandall Funeral Home.
Funeral services for George took place at 1 p.m. at the Randolph LDS Church on Thursday, Oct. 29. Viewing was from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., prior to the funeral.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.