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Mary Ellen Barnard

02/26/1938 - 08/01/2019
Service Date: 08/06/2019
Service Time: 10:00am
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Visitation Date: 08/06/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00am
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

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.


  • Buck.& Jeanette Hansen

    When we married 61 years ago, Mary was our Matron-of-Honor. We have been friends from preteen years on to the present. Friends Forever. See you on the other side.

  • Janice Ramirez

    Doug, I am so sorry to read that Mary has passed. Love, Janice

  • Carla Tanner Gilliam

    Doug, my heart is broken that Mary has been called home so soon. She has been on my mind for the past six months. I wanted to let Mary know, how much I truly loved her. She was beautiful and anything she chose to do she did perfectly. I felt so safe knowing Mary was there for me and she sure looked after Gary at the practice.
    Please know that I feel for your incredible loss. My love to Russ and Christy.

  • It was with sadness we read of Mary’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We hope you will find peace and fulfillment as you recall your life together. Marc and Mary Ann Mason

  • We are so sorry to read about the passing away of Mary.
    She was such a wonderful neighbor when we lived next to her and her family in Tempe about 30 years ago.
    Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

    Bert and Carine

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