Ann Louise Barber Fletcher
1921 - 2020
Ann Louise
Barber Fletcher
1921 ~ 2020
Ann Louise Barber Fletcher died on May 1, 2020, in Millcreek, Utah. Born July 5, 1921, in Lewiston, Utah, Ann was the oldest daughter of Seth Langton and Orita Smith Barber. Ann spent her early years in northern Cache Valley with grandparents, aunts, cousins, sisters, and friends, whom she loved. After her family bought a rustic cabin in Logan Canyon, she happily roamed the northern Wasatch Range, sometimes with forked lightning flashing all about her. She also loved to philosophize as she walked along the turbulent Logan River.
A graduate of Utah State Agricultural College (now USU), Ann taught English in the public schools in Sugar City, Idaho, and Sparks, Nevada. She also taught for the LDS Church Education System in Lexington, Kentucky, and Pullman, Washington.
Ann married Dean C. Fletcher on April 5, 1944, in the Logan LDS Temple. The Fletchers eventually became the parents of three daughters: Louise, Susette, and Ellen. Ann now has thirteen grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Dean and Ann lived from New York state to Washington state and many places in between where they enjoyed the friendship of people from many walks of life. They enjoyed each other, their wonderful children, and they traveled considerably. Shortly before Dean's death in 1990, they moved to St. George, Utah. While there--after Dean's passing--Ann enjoyed the companionship of good and generous neighbors, friends and family, and frequent loving visits from children and grandchildren, of whom she was justifiably proud.
Active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ann held many positions but especially loved to teach. For many years she was a member of the American Association of University Women, serving for a time as historian and book discussion leader. Throughout her life she was an active supporter of the arts and was active in volunteer work.
Ann was predeceased by her husband, Dean; her sisters, Patsy, Elizabeth, and Janet; and great- grandson Benjamin Green. She is survived by her youngest sister, Carolyn, of Reno, Nevada, and her daughters Louise Rupp (Rich), Susette Green (Fred), and Ellen Roundy (Jerry), as well as their children and grandchildren.
We give special thanks to her caregivers from Highland Cove, nurses Theresa and Bryce, hospice nurse Chris, and nurse practitioner Perrine Anderson. Due to restrictions of the Covid Virus, the family will hold a private viewing and a family graveside service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery on May 6th at 2:30.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on May 3, 2020.
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May the words at Isaiah 61:1,2 prove to be comforting to you. God will bind up the broken hearted... and comfort all who mourn.
June 25, 2020
My mother, Elva Lindberg, was a very good friend of Ann's while they lived in the Terrace at Highland Cove. They were only a few doors away on the third floor. For many years, my Mom, Mary, Ann, and Joan would eat together. My Mom appreciated Ann's friendship so much over the many years that they knew each other. I believe that they both attended the book group there. My mother moved to my sister's home last November after falling. I also had the opportunity to share some meals with Ann and the group. It was wonderful to know that they cared so much for each other, checked on each other and if one of them wasn't able to go down for dinner or lunch, they would bring up fruit or dessert for each other.
Lisa Lindberg
May 11, 2020
Another great reunion in heaven!! I'm so sorry the world is a mess right now and we can't have a proper funeral for aunt Ann. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all today.
Nancy Ferguson
Nancy Heckenliable
May 6, 2020
We grew to love Ann and Dean as neighbors in Pullman WA . Dean kept us current on the world of nutrition, and Ann loved literature and English, and teaching and discussing the Gospel. They were wonderful role models and mentors for our growing family.
They moved away, and we lost touch for a while, but our friendship remained sweet, and when we returned from a mission in 2018, we were delighted to learn that she was back in Salt Lake.
Visits with her, including book discussions and eating Payday bars were some of our favorite things to do. She was absolutely delightful, fun, and inspiring, and she always was interested in our opinion and activities. Our visits were lively and interesting! Years earlier she had encouraged me (Martie) to return to the University (WSU) as a busy mother of six. I have always been grateful for her encouragement; and I was inspired by her passion for being a life-long learner!
We will miss Ann greatly, and want to express our hope and prayers for her family to find JOY in their memories of her, and PEACE in the belief that she still lives through Christ.
With much love and affection.
Martie and Tom Mumford
May 5, 2020
Dear Ann had a wonderful sense of humor. She had an infectious laugh and loved to tell funny stories about herself and others. She was a talented writer and a gifted teacher. She lived nearby during WW11. Dean , my brother, was serving in the Pacific somewhere and Ann would come to our home often. I remember her and my parents talking in hushed tones about the war. Deans brother, Harvey, was also serving in the Philippines in the AF. It was a scary time for all of us. When the war was nearing its end, I remember Ann saying with tears, when they declare the war is over you will hear me shout so loud it will make your windows rattle! I always got a Christmas card with a note from her . The last time I saw her was at her sisters funeral. She was so delightful and enthusiastic. I know her reunion with Dean and her family is a real party!❤
Beth Snow
May 4, 2020
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