Eva June Barber
Eva June was born on June 17, 1925 in Clovis, New Mexico to John William Flinn and Arilla Eveline Bradshaw Flinn. June received her nursing degree from Scott and White in 1947 and she practiced nursing in one form or another nearly all of her life. On August 10th 1950, she married Richard Lewis Barber and together they raised three daughters.
June was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. And her faith and love for God was the greatest passion of her life and it was from that deep love of God that all her other passions and talents developed. June gave of herself in ways that touched countless people over the years, whether it was her desire to care for others, sharing her faith, or showing radical hospitality and generosity to everyone she met.
June spent decades of her life as a caregiver. Not only did she love and care for her patients, she impacted the family members of her charges giving them peace in knowing that their loved ones looked after with compassion.
June was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Richard Lewis Barber, her brother, John Flynn, sisters Ila Raviart, Zora Stroud, and Olie Faye Corbin, and her granddaughter, Hannah Brannon . She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Brannan and husband Steve of Reserve, NM, Laurel McGlasson and husband Gary of Los Lunas, NM and Evelyn Herrington of Mesa, AZ, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of June's life will be held on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque NM at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home.
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Published by Albuquerque Journal on Jul. 11, 2021.