Barbara Ann Gold Weight passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and sister on February 12, 2019 at the age of 87. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Barbara is survived by her youngest sister Lettie Foote-Starkey and by her 6 children: Bryan Weight (Gaylene) of Gilbert AZ, Sheldon Weight of Gilbert AZ, LeAnn Goettel (Marc) of Altadena CA, Sterling Weight of Phoenix AZ, Wendy Erickson (Fred) of Provo UT, and Joni Bauer (Cal) of Idaho Falls ID. Her biggest claim to fame was her large posterity of 58 grandchildren and 74 great grandchildren who were the love of her life. She married S. Leon Weight on October 13, 1952 and they were married for 42 years. Barbara married Keith Russell in 1998 and they enjoyed twelve years together before his death in 2011.
Barbara led a colorful life in her fashion and personality, and was never seen without a full set of jewelry to match every outfit. Her generosity and kind nature to family and friends made her home a gathering place where all could feel her love and strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She shared that testimony by serving faithfully in many church callings. Barbara was always befriending and fellowshipping others and held a weekly family home evening group for 35 years.
As a family we would like to express our love to each of you for being part of our Mother’s life. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 15th, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bunker Funeral Home 33 North Centennial Way Mesa AZ 85201. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 16th, at 1430 N. Recker Rd. Mesa, AZ 85205 at 1 p.m., with a viewing one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary or Humanitarian Fund.