Our beautiful and beloved wife, Mother and “Nanny”, Barbara June Payne Ipsen peacefully passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2019. She was encircled by love with her husband and children around her. She was born December 31, 1937, in Oakland, CA to E. Junius and Helen Dixon Payne.
Her treasures in life were her family and faith in Jesus Christ. She married her husband, Robert, of 63 years in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Her children: Robin (Mark) Harmon, Jannie (Greg) Brady, Bradley Payne (Suzanne) Ipsen, Dana (Jeff, deceased) Groscost. She has 17 wonderful grandchildren and 31 precious great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Bette (Robert) Peterson and many cherished nieces, nephews and many special friends.
She lived a wonderful life of service and is a friend to all. Her talents and creativity knew no bounds, she made everything beautiful. Her smile always sparkled as brightly as her perfectly adorned outfits. She is one in a million!
She added meaning and bling to everything and loved anything to do with her children and grandchildren. Making memories, starting and keeping traditions were a top priority. Her deep relationship with each of them and her legacy will live on in their lives forever.
Mother delighted in every opportunity to serve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the Temple and faithfully served in the Mesa Arizona Temple for 24 plus years. Everything in her life was centered around her Temple service.
She will be remembered for how she loved genuinely and generously.
Oh, how we will miss her…our lives will never be the same. We rejoice in the glorious reunion taking place and know we will be together again. To know her is to love her~and to feel her love for you.
A visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Her funeral services ill be Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11 AM with a visitation from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the Citrus Heights Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2549 N. 32nd Street, Mesa, AZ.