Frances Marie Barnes
1920 - 2020
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October 9, 1920 - June 24, 2020 Frances Barnes was born October 9, 1920 in Tempe Arizona to Finnis & Theresa Marie Barnes. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 1 sister. Left us suddenly to go to heaven. Survived by her husband of 77 years Thurman Barnes, daughter Susan Cook(Frank), grandchildren Michelle and Thomas Arzate(Stephanie). She was a loving homemaker & caretaker, taking care of her parents, grandchildren, & others throughout her life. She loved baking and was known for her cookies and pies. She worked with the commission of missions with her husband for Arlington Methodist Church where she was a life long member. Interment at Riverside National Cemetery.


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Published in The Press-Enterprise on Jul. 3, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
I'm so blessed to have had my gram for 44 years and 359 days.

She was never selfish and put everyone before herself. (Especially my grandpa)

When my grandpa turned 100 years old he was asked, "What's your secret" and he replied "A good wife".

My grandparents were married 77 1/2 years.
They ate every meal together at the same time every day. (Waffles on Sundays).
If grandpa didn't eat, grandma didn't eat. If grandpa slept in the recliner-so did grandma.

We've all experienced a loss, but my grandpa has lost his person. His everything.

We have heard my grandma's stories and silly phrases over 100 times. We would love to hear them just one more time.

God has a time for everyone. It was her time, who am I to argue with God?!
Michelle Arzate
Grandchild
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