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In Memory

Evelyn (Evie) Joyce Barnes

November 22, 2013

Evelyn (Evie) Joyce Barnes passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, under Pathways Hospice care, following an age related decline in health.

Evie was born in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 23, 1926, to her parents, Lester and Anne Mauck. She was raised in Long Beach and attended junior college where she studied accounting. Evie was married to Daniel Barnes and stayed at home to raise their three daughters while residing in California, Ohio, and New Jersey.

In 1974, Evie ventured to relocate to colorful Colorado to reside with her two youngest daughters. She enjoyed living in Fort Collins for the past 40 years. For 14 years she worked at Colorado State University. Initially she worked in the Accounting Department and then her last nine years were spent in the Health and Exercise Science Department. Following her retirement in 1987, more fun began! Some of Evie's best times were spent on the golf course, hiking, playing bridge and bingo, traveling, doing needlework, and spending time with her family. In addition, she volunteered her time at Poudre Valley Hospital and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. For 20 plus years Evie modeled personal perseverance and advocacy for herself and other low vision community members.

For the last five and a half years, Evie embraced living at the Winslow Senior "Resort," in Fort Collins where special friendships and comfort prevailed during her final years of life.

Her family and loved ones can hardly say enough of her independence, tenacity, courage, love, and infectious smile.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother (Harold Mauck) and sister (Lou Ann Carter).

Evie is survived by her three daughters: Cathie Hubert (Ray Hubert) of Fort Collins; Glenda Barnes (Richard Seiler) of Bozeman, Mont.; and Betsy Barnes (Terry Killin) of Castle Rock. She also is survived by three granddaughters: Jessica, Ashley, and Chelsea and two great grandchildren: Cora and Leon.

In honor of Evie's commitment to her low vision community, donations can be made to: Colorado Talking Books Library: http://www.friendsofctbl.org/donations.htm. Or in honor of Evie's compassionate and gentle care: Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado: www.pathways-care.org. Friends may send condolences to the family at bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.