After over a year struggling with health, Barbara Faye Ney Partridge Roper, of Santaquin Utah, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 7, 2014 with her sweetheart by her side. She was born in Long Beach, California in 1938, and graduated from Payson High School where she served as a drummer in the marching band and sang in numerous school productions. She resided in Santaquin for the last 23 years of her life. Barbara is the daughter of Arletta V. Buckley and adoptive parents Lorin and Mildred Partridge. She married David Roper June 20, 1956 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Barbara was a fabricator at National Semi Conductor in Utah, maintained a daycare in Oklahoma, worked for Texas Instruments and lastly retired from Nature’s Sunshine in Utah. Barbara was a true daughter of God and dedicated most of her life to the Lord’s work. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend and led her family by pure example. She held a position in each of her wards as the ward chorister and choir director. She enjoyed her temple work in Dallas, Texas and Provo, Utah, genealogy work and journaling, and being an Officer of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers group. These things meant so much to her journey and growth. She loved to garden, share her wonderful wedding cake creations and spending time with her family. She was known for her charity, generosity, her patience and her love for the Lord.
Our beloved mother, wife, sister and grandmother was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and sister Anita as well as her grandson Cody Scott , daughter Joy Lynette, and loving son Daniel Lynn. She is survived by an adoring husband David Lee, sister Julia Hone, brother Phillip Ney and her children: Deborah Hardman, Julia (Chris) Smith and Scott Roper as well as 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Our gentle Barbara will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and church brothers and sisters.
Funeral will be Monday, May 12th at 11:00 am at the Santaquin Stake Center, 45 So. 500 West, with a viewing Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Brown Family Mortuary, 66 So. 300 East, and again Monday at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Burial will take place at 3:00 pm at Redwood Memorial Estates in West Jordan, UT.