1964 ~ 2012
Our Dearest Brenda, Perfection herself, has achieved her life's goals and moved on from this life. Brenda Barrus, born on 22 March 1964, died on Wednesday 3 October 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She beat all odds and fought valiantly against her cancer. Even though cancer took her body, it never took Brenda. She figured out Life, found her Buddha and lived that way every day...SHE won the battle. Even after all other organs stopped, her heart was the last to quit. This epitomizes Brenda. Brenda loved everyone, people, animals, and nature alike. She worked her whole life serving and helping others. She leaves behind many loving friends and family as well as her loving Life Partner Husband Rob-Morgan Sandberg, daughter Bergen Sandberg and son Cameron Porter . She is survived by her treasured grandmother, Gerda Barrus, her father, Walter Barrus, siblings Rhonda Staskow, Pam Hunsaker, John Barrus, Cyndi Peterson, Rob Barrus and adoring nieces and nephews. Brenda was preceded in death by her loving mother, June Barrus and her dear Auntie Barbara Ahia.
Sweety, we wish you the Best on your next Journey! May it be happy and fun for you. You deserve it. We love you.
She and I want to thank everyone for all the love and support they have given Brenda and our family through her Journey. She expressed thanks every day for so many friends, her doctors and medical staff, neighbors, and Life itself.
Please join us for a celebration of Brenda's life on Saturday, October 13 at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 E. 100 S., S.L.C. at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Brenda can be made to any cancer aid or animal rescue organization, or adopt and love a pet!