Walter Ron Barnes (1929 - 2018)

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Heaven graciously received another angel the morning of June 30, 2018. Ron Barnes peacefully passed away in his home in Evergreen, Colo., after a brief illness. He was born in Ottumwa, graduated from high school in 1946 and married Marcella Masters in 1948.
Ron's career was in the publishing industry. With no formal education beyond high school, he successfully owned and managed numerous newspapers in the Midwest and Northern California. He retired in his mid-50s in Willits, Calif. He and his wife moved to Evergreen, Colo. in 1993. From 1969 to 1976 he owned and published the Glenwood Opinion-Tribune in Glenwood.
Ron is best known in Evergreen as the "social director" at Caffe di Lucca, an espresso bar his daughter owned at Lakepoint Center from 2000-2010. Ron and his coffee shop buddies gathered there every morning to enjoy cappuccinos and talk about the latest happenings. He was blessed by their friendship and support until his final days on earth.
Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Marcella, and his son, Rick. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Teresa of San Angelo, Texas, daughter Paula (Rob Baker) of Evergreen, Colo. and son Brent of Denver, Colo. granddaughters; Jessica Morris (Tyler) of San Angelo, Texas and Elise Randolph (Jacob) of Denver, Colo. He was blessed with a great-grandson, Landry Lee Morris, 2 ½ years old.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. The family expresses deep gratitude to Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and asks that donations be made to Mt. Evans at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, Colo. 80439.
"So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you." John 16:22
Visit www.EvergreenMemorial for more information or to write a condolence to the family.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on July 4, 2018