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Barbara Ann Pullen

10/13/1940 - 03/14/2023
Service Date: 03/21/2023
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 925 N. Harris, Mesa
Visitation Date: 03/21/2023
Visitation Time: 9-10:45 am
Visitation Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

For those who would like to attend the service virtually: https://youtube.com/live/rPTAfMetkfg?feature=share

Barbara Ann Pullen, 82 passed away March 14, 2023 in Mesa Arizona.

Barbara was born October 13, 1940, in Mesa, Arizona to Arch Laurence and Lena Mae Sorden. Barbara was a homemaker and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. She led a very active life filled with family, church and friends. She loved to keep busy volunteering and visiting the Temple, spending time with family, studying scriptures, writing in her journal and of course going on her daily walk. Barbara loved to play sports from softball, basketball, volleyball, snow skiing and even competed in diving – but her absolute favorite activity was dancing. She would dance to any kind of music, grabbing anyone nearby to join her. Coming from a musically talented family, she absolutely loved watching her siblings play and sing on stage especially in her brother Bobby’s night club. Barbara loved playing board games and cards and when that competitive Sorden blood kicked in, not even her grandkids had a chance.

Barbara is survived by her children Richard J. (Michelle) Kudlicki, Daniel (Anne Marie) Kudlicki, Deena (William) Moffat, Dorine (Kurt) Neeley and Ashley (Dallin) Bradley, her 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, her brothers Leon, Larry & Jerry Sorden and sister Carol Watson. Barbara is preceded in death by husband Larry Pullen, grandchildren Richard J. Kudlicki Jr, Tristian Maxwell and siblings Doris, Bobby, Ricky and Kathy.


Funeral services will be held

Tuesday, March 21 at 11:00 am at the LDS Stake Center located at 925 N. Harris, Mesa. 


Viewing and visitation for friends and family to be held that morning from 9:00 – 10:45 at the same address.

Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Don’t know what I’ll do without you here sweet Barbara “Rosa Beard” Sister. Enjoy your many rewards for being an exceptional loving Servant of your Heavenly father. Love “Cowrufe”


    Will miss You so much at family reunion and your special brownies. Sorry I cannot attend service but have a long awaited doctor’s appointment. My love and prayers are with the family. Love you cuz.

  • There are no words to say how I feel. You was a great friend and growing up my dance partner. Thank you for so many good memories. Heaven has definitely got another angel.

  • I didn’t get to see Barbara very much ,but she was a sweet cousin and I will miss her very much. She is in Heaven dancing with the Angels. My prayers go out to all of you. If I was able I would be there.

  • You were my mother-in-law for 6 years, and my friend for 38 years. Through it all we shared a close bond that will always cherish. I love you and will miss you Barbara. My love and condolences to the family. xoxo

  • Stephanie Randall

    My sweet Aunt Barbara. Your smile and love was something that I will always remember. Yours hugs were strong and painfully loved. Thank you for the memories and love you showed me my entire life. I will always love you and feel your love!

  • Barbara was a good friend to all. I am so sad at her sudden death. She was full of life, always so positive. She was a good person, just kind and faithful. I will miss my occasional walk with her. She was always talking about her family and loved them all. She will truly be missed.

  • I am very sad for our entire family for the loss of our dear Barbara…my aunt. She will be greatly missed by many friends and family….hugs to all. I will watch the services virtually as I am traveling overseas at the moment.

  • Barbara was a beautiful and special person and will be missed by many. 💔

  • Manganello Jerry

    Love you aunt Barbara although we didn’t spend much time together I would check in with you time to time..I’m happy for you to be in the place you worked so hard to get too..we’ll miss you..say hi to mom and the rest of the family..bye bye till we’re all together again

  • Oh what a beautiful tribute to this beautiful lady.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the remaining family.

  • Patricia Trover

    I just found out about Barbara’s passing, today. Barbara was my partner as a primary teacher when I got my first calling after just joining the church. She was always so kind, supportive and shared some of her own life experiences with me. I feel blessed to have known such a loving person.

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