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Barbara Fernanda Greer

11/18/1929 - 07/31/2019
Service Date: 08/10/2019
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Greenfield Lakes Ward
Visitation Date: 08/10/2019
Visitation Time: 9 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Greenfield Lakes Ward
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Barbara Fernanda Greer passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on July 31, 2019. She was born on November 18, 1929 in Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico, but grew up in Mesa, Arizona, graduated from Mesa High School and spent much of her adult life in Scottsdale. She attended Arizona State University where she earned a BA and MA in education. While attending ASU, she met Menlo, fell in love and they were married in the Mesa AZ Temple in 1950. They loved and served together for 64 years until Menlo’s passing in 2015. The family and extended family have looked up to this great matriarch and her incredible example of love, faith and service. She taught elementary school in the Scottsdale School District for more than three decades. Barbara has remained an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as an ordinance worker at the Mesa Arizona Temple for over 25 years as well as serving two church missions with Menlo. She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest Carlyle Turley and Bertha Fernanda Turley; sister Tenna Abney Heap; son-in-law Larry Grohman; and great granddaughter Kamber Larsen. She is survived by her brother, Carl (Sue) Turley; her four children: Mellonie Grohman, Teri (Richard) Larsen, Leonard (Julie) Greer, and Benjamin (Allison) Greer; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Her funeral and celebration of life will be held on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 495 South Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234. A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. prior to the services.


  • She was a sweet teacher. I remember her being my primary and junior Sunday school chorister and teaching my those wonderful songs

  • Susan Miskin/Aurich

    I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mother-in-law. It is so difficult to lose a parent. My mother passed away two months ago, so I feel your pain. Know that my thoughts are with you, and hope that your sweet memories will get you through

  • Lisa Dianne (Reeves)

    What a great Lady! Always a kind word and a smile. Such an example to me in the Eldorado Ward. Menlo was a very special treasure also. They were just made for each other, same spirits and love!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family as these are hard times even with our knowledge and faith.

  • Richard & Deana Croft

    Barbara was one of the sweetest people we have ever known. She was a hard worker, was as stalwart as anyone I’ve ever known, and a wonderful friend always. She was a patient in our dental practice for longer than any other patient, which was about 50 years. A saint of a lady. Our deepest condolences to the family ,

  • Mike and Debbie Vance

    We were so sorry to hear about Barbara’s passing. She is truly a grand lady whom we were grateful to know and serve along side in the Mesa temple along with her dear husband. They were great examples of faith, love and kindness. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Love Mike and Debbie Vance.

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