Luana Barrus

Luana Barson Barrus
Luana Barson Barrus, 79, passed away peacefully at her Meridian home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on March 18, 2014. Luana was born June 5, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Peter and Flora Barson. She is survived by her older brother Vaughn; her husband Brent; her five children; 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Luana moved from Utah to Idaho in her grade school years. She graduated Valedictorian from Meridian High School in 1952. She attended Ricks College where she met her eternal sweetheart, Brent. They were married in the Logan Utah LDS temple on September 14, 1954. She was a respected member of the community. Luana and Brent ran Meridian Glass, the family glass shop for many years. Luana enjoyed cooking and making quilts for her family. She loved playing the piano and organ at home and at church. Luana's true passion was service. She was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions including more than 35 years as organist. She served as Relief Society President of the Meridian 5th Ward. She and Brent served as Stake Missionaries before her husband was called to serve his first mission to the New England States Mission in 1956. During that time she moved to her parents' home with their new six week old son and went to work full- time to support her husband while he served his mission. Later in their life they served three missions together in Lagos, Nigeria, Washington, DC South and Baltimore, Maryland. She and Brent also served many years in the Boise Idaho LDS Temple.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21 at the Meridian Fifth Ward LDS Chapel, 2555 Stoddard Road in Meridian. A viewing will be held at the church from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Arrangements are being provided by Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 467-7300.

Funeral Home

Zeyer Funeral Chapel
83 North Midland Boulevard Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 467-7300

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 20, 2014