Richard Barr

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Barr, Richard R. (Dick)

Richard R. (Dick) Barr passed away on May 27, 2017 at the age of 78 at the Oro Valley Hospital, Oro Valley, Ariz. He was born May 23, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dick married the love of his life, Linda Loy Yusk on Dec 17, 1966.

He is survived by his wife Linda, his children Susan and husband Michael Donahoe, Julie Barr Sherman, Laura and Gary Chavez, and David Barr and wife Lisa. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren Zachary Donahoe (23), Wesley Donahoe (21), Sydney Sherman (14), and Connor Sherman (12), Cambria Chavez (22), Skylar Chavez (18), Madelyn Barr (19), Mikayla Barr (17) and Mariah Barr (14). He was preceded in his death by his mother Gladys Silver Barr, father Alexander Barr, stepmother Elizabeth Davis Barr and sister Margaret Barr. He is also survived by his brother Bruce Barr and his wife Maggie of Milwaukee.

Dick received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College & his master's degree from the University of Minnesota in Healthcare Administration.

Dick moved to Albuquerque in 1969 where he joined Presbyterian Hospital as Administrator. Barr served Presbyterian for 26 years as Administrator then President & CEO until his retirement from health care in 1995. He enjoyed a second career as General Manager then President of Rust Tractor Company until retiring in 2004.

While living in Albuquerque, he served as Campaign Chairman for Greater Albuquerque United Way, a Director of Sunwest Bank, Chairman of the Governor's Prayer Breakfast, Founding Director of MMI Insurance Companies, and Chair of The Healthcare Forum. He was also elected to three terms on the TVI (CNM) Governing Board and served as its Chairman.

Dick & Linda became full time residents of Tucson, Arizona in 2009. He has been an active member of the Community Church at Saddlebrooke, serving on its board for 3 years. He also recently served as Vice Chair of the HOA1 Board of Directors. also served as a board member of FPI.

He enjoyed family time above all else, including frequent ski trips to Taos, boating at Lake Powell, golf and travel with Linda and his extended Barr family. Dick and Linda celebrated 50 years of marriage on a cruise with all his family in June, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Vistoso Funeral Home, 2285 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations can be made to the Richard and Linda Barr Scholarship Endowment at Central New Mexico Community College Foundation or the Richard "Dick" Barr Memorial Scholarship Fund at Community Church at Saddlebrooke to be established in the coming days


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2285 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
(520) 544-2285
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 4, 2017