Barbara Ann Gardner Ellingson passed peacefully in Mesa, Arizona on May 1, 2017 and has been reunited with her eternal companion, family and friends.
Barbara is survived by her children, John and Carma Lee Ellingson, Barbara and Robert Kempton, Betty and Harley (deceased) Jarvis, Jay and Melody Ellingson, Mons and Sally Ellingson, Mark and Marlene Ellingson, 44 grandchildren, 143 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by her brothers Ben (and Phyllis), and Richard Gardner.
Barbara was born on August 11,1920 in Mesa Arizona. She was a Mesa High School graduate. She married John R Ellingson and they made their home in Tempe & Mesa.
Barbara’s served in many church callings, the longest as a Temple Worker for 18 years. John and Barbara served an 18-month church mission on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation. Her testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ was center in her life!
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa AZ 85201.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 10:00 am, with a visitation at 9:00 am, at the LDS chapel located at 1345 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to church missionaries. Condolences may be sent to: http://www.bunkerfuneral.com/obituaries