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Stephen Welti Barlow Obituary
1942 ~ 2013
Stephen Welti Barlow finished the final chapter of his mortal experience July 26, 2013. Though we hoped there would be more chapters, we realize the quality of his existence exceeded the quantity of his time. Steve's life was written in spectacular color, from his discovery of hot rods as a teenager in Bountiful to his century bike rides as a "senior citizen". His beautiful blonde hair and his welcoming smile never dimmed. Steve never got tired of looking at or talking about the speed and style of automobiles. He tried to own as many makes and models of cars as was modestly possible. He enjoyed biographies, traveling, biking, boating, motorcycles, skiing and sunset rides on Lake Powell.
Much of Steve's life story was written with his best friend and eternal companion, Marcy Ence Barlow. Their journey together began in 1967 just before Steve received a B.S. at Weber State University and an MBA at the University of Utah. He was an honorable, devoted husband, a beloved father and a playful, active grandpa.
Though he had a love for history and biology, he had a remarkable head for business. As an adviser with Northwestern Mutual, he was a leader; he received accolades and awards in his industry including being a lifetime member of the MDRT. Steve was known for his fair treatment of colleagues and clients and he valued taking part in the various organizations of his profession.
Steve loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and he lived rather than preached his testimony. The pages of his life are full of acts of service. He served missions to New Zealand and the Salt Lake City Inner City and he held many church positions. He was a valued support to several community charities and predictably stopped to offer assistance to those stranded on the highway. He treated all people with the same respect and dignity.
Steve was an exceptional father and much of his time and resources were spent on his seven children. His children thank him for his good name and for the life lessons he taught by example: respect others, serve unconditionally, face challenges with courage, be generous, take pride in ownership, be friendly to everyone, work before you play and don't spend more than you earn!! Dad, as your family, we assure you that your generous heart, your integrity and your desire to serve will continue through us.
Steve is preceded in death by his father LaMar L. Barlow.
He is survived by his wife Marcy, his mother Thelma Welti Barlow, his children Brett (Mariah Pallo), Brooke (Jeffrey) Lewis, Jeremy (Lisa Condie), Liza (Tom) Telford, Emily (Jake) Redd, Jake (Jamie Hawkins), Julianna (Christian) Barney, and his twenty grandchildren, his brothers Walt (Claudette), Bruce (Emily), Philip (Debe) Allen (Cheri), John and sisters Kathryn (Gary) Helgesen and Marianne (Mike Lopez) and loving inlaws from the Condie, Ence and Johnsen families and many treasured nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may greet the family at the Somerset Chapel, 1885 Summerwood Drive, Farmington, UT on Tuesday, July 30, 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at the LDS Stake Center on 729 Shepard Lane, Farmington, UT on Wednesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. Family and friends may greet the family on Wednesday, July 31 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Interment at the Farmington Cemetery.
Services entrusted to Lindquist Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Church Perpetual Education Fund.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from July 27 to July 29, 2013
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