Mary Ellen Barnard, 81, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. She was born to L.J. and Grace Stewart in Pickens County, South Carolina in 1938. Mary lead a very happy, active life filled with family, friends and creative activities such as: sewing, knitting and spending time with her family. In addition to her family, Mary spent over 50 years as a Dental Assistant.
In 1957, Mary married Douglas P. Barnard and they were lucky to have celebrated over 62 years together, raising their two children Russell D. Barnard (Jeannie) of Flagstaff, Arizona and Christine M. Dinges (Thomas) of Louisville, Colorado.
Mary loved her two children and her five grandchildren, Aaron Barnard, Matt Barnard (Sara), Evan Barnard, Taylor Dinges, Grayson Dinges and one great grandchild, Rook Barnard.
In addition to her family above, Mary is survived by her three siblings, brother Harold Stewart (Melba), and sister’s Linda Creekmur (Jimmy) and Louise Thomas (John). All of whom she was very close and shared a special bond with.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at 9:00am.