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Barbara Joy Hineman

01/01/1934 - 11/30/2014
Service Date: 12/06/2014
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ

Barbara Joy Hineman, 80, of Tempe passed away on November 30, 2014 at Lund Family Hospice Home. Barbara was born on January 1, 1934 in Portales, New Mexico. As a child, her family moved from New Mexico to Morenci, Arizona when her father got a job at the Phelps Dodge Copper Mine. After high school, she moved to Tempe, Arizona where she has lived ever since. She met her husband, Elmer Dale Hineman, who was in the US Army. They married and had three children, Mark, Mike, and Janice.

Early on in life, Barbara worked as a seamstress making Native American Indian dresses. Later in life, she owned her own business, Supreme Sewing Services, making custom drapes, pillows, valences, and other types of interior decorating items. Her clients spanned a wide range of society including Senator Goldwater, the Beach Boys, Glenn Campbell, the McCune Mansion, and other local celebrities.

Along Barbara’s career path of sewing, stitching, and decorating, she maintained a full time presence in the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America, Sphinx Court #65 in Phoenix, Arizona. Here she was involved in philanthropy work, raising money for children in need. This was one of her greatest joys. She was part of the Shrine for many decades and was a Past High Priestess, Shrine Recorder, and held many other positions within the Shrine. Of recent note, she was honored as El Zaribah Shrine’s Lady of the Year for 2013. She received this award for helping over 10,000 children during her years of service as a Hospital Assistant at the El Zaribah Shriners Clinic in Phoenix. Here she arranged contact between doctors and children who need advanced care for burns, orthopedic conditions, cleft lip and palate, and spinal cord injuries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Dale” Hineman. She is survived by her two sons, Mark and Michael Hineman, daughter Janice Nunn, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Public viewings will be held at Bunke’rs Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, in Mesa, on Thursday, December 4 from 6-8 pm and on Saturday, December 6 from 12-1 pm. Services will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 1-2 pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel with the burial at 3:30 pm at Resthaven Park Mortuary and Cemetery.


  • Mary Lou Salyer

    I love you Barb and you will be MISSED!!!!!!!

  • Lynn Hatch, PHP

    Barbara, you were always a dear friend to me. I will miss you always in my heart.

  • Patricia & Mark Cady

    We were deeply saddened by the news of Barbara’s passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences to Barbara’s family at this difficult time.

  • Linda DuBois, PHP

    Barbara, you were more than special! You were respected and loved by all who were fortunate enough to have known you. You were always there for me and I’ll never forget you or stop loving and missing you and your wisdom. Rest well . . .

  • Jim & Kay Hoover

    What a beautiful woman inside and out, you will be greatly missed by all.

  • Jim & Kay Hoover

    What a beautiful woman inside and out!! You will be greatly missed by all!!

  • Jim & Kay Hoover

    What a beautiful woman inside and outside!!! You will be greatly missed by all who knew you!!!!


  • Fred & Mary Hammer

    We’re so fortunate have a friend like Barbara. She will be missed by all.

  • Dee and William Wright

    You will be missed by all who ever met you and worked with you in the shrine. Bill thought an awful lot about you, and the work you did for all the kids and the shrine. You will be missed by all who ever met you. You’ve earned your star in the heavens.

  • Dee and William Wright

    If there is a charge for this, let me know.

  • Barbara – you have always been there for me. Your wisdom and encouragement will be hard to replace. I will treasure you in my heart forever.

  • Barbara, you’ll ALWAYS be the number 1 Barbara at the Shrine. Your strength, joy & spirit were an inspiration to us all. You’re leaving really big shoes to fill. Rest in peace, dear friend.

  • Knowing you, Barbara, was one of the joys of my life. I will never forget your warmth, your friendship, your sincerity, your philanthropy. You brightened this earth and you will be missed. May your memory be a blessing.

  • Saddened by the loss of this beautiful woman inside as well as out. Our lord welcomed her with open arms I am sure. To her family I send my deepest sympathy as you were blessed to have her as we were. The Lord’s Prayer was witnessed by many. Love you Barb..Little tomahawk

  • Lady Barbara how blessed I am to have known you! Although I only knew you for a short time you touched my life in such a huge way and I will never forget! I know you are hanging with angles. Rest in Peace beautiful lady.

  • sharon harrison

    Lady Barbara, u always made me feel special being one of the new kids, when I first joined th L.O.S. U always had a smile on your pretty face where r we saw you…and u always got us girls giggling with one one your jokes. We will all mis u so much..You were a special, wonderful lady,it was such an honor & blessing to have known you. ♡

  • Karen Lee Miller-Gabardi

    Wishing the family and friends only happy memories as we, her sisters in the Ladies Oriental Shrine will treasure forever.

  • Karen Lee Miller-Gabardi

    Miss your dedication and wisdom Barbara.

  • Lady Barbara – you will be remembered for your acts of kindness and all the wonderful things you were – friend, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. May you rest in peace with family members and friends who have gone before you. You will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know you.

  • Barbara was a very loving giving person whom I will miss terribly. My heart goes out to her family.i.will always remember her kindness.She was a swweetheart hugs to her family

  • Barbara I will miss you , but knowing you made me a better person.

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