Barbara Roberts Porter, 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday, 4 August 2022. She was preceded by her father and favorite dance partner, David Roberts, and many loved ones. She is survived and celebrated by her mother, Junith Roberts; her sweetheart, D. Ryan Sr.; her 6 children Ryan Jr. (Zandra), Audrianne Long (Jeff), Mark (Noelani), Jeff (Shannon), Sam (Carol), and Annamarie Merkley (Ryan); 21 grandchildren; and 9 siblings.
Barbara spent her life in the service of others through her numerous roles in church, her career as an emotional processing facilitator and trainer, countless unsung acts of kindness, and in her unceasing daily care and sacrifice for her family. She spread hope, healing, and heaven everywhere she went, and her greatest joy came from supporting and celebrating the joys and achievements of others.
Services for Barbara will be held Saturday, 13 August at 9:00 a.m., in the Mesa North Stake Center chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 933 E. Brown Road, Mesa. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, 12 August, at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, and at 8:00 a.m. before services at the church.
Services can be viewed live at the following link: https://youtu.be/tHF56ZY6z-s