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Barton Thomas Eames

Birthplace: Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, United States
Death: September 03, 2016 (75)
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Thomas Eames and Velma Lorene Eames
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 3 others
Brother of Julia Roy Cleveland; Ronald Earl Eames; Teresa Ann Eames; Private and Private

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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Immediate Family

About Barton Thomas Eames

Barton Thomas Eames, 75, of Mesa, Arizona, second of 6 children, husband, father of 8 children, and Papa to 27 grandchildren, passed away early Saturday morning on September 3rd, 2016 at his home in Mesa, Arizona. A “Greet the Family” will be held at the Solomon Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 997 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 9:00 until 10:30a.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00am.

Bart was born in Preston, Idaho to Henry Thomas Eames and Velma Lorene Maddy on February 11th, 1941. As a baby, his parents took him and his sister to the Salt Lake City Temple to be sealed as a family for time and all eternity. His elementary school years were spent in Idaho. After grade school, his family moved to Coos Bay, Oregon, where he attended and graduated from Marshfield Senior High School. It was there that he learned the importance of missionary work as he watched and helped his parents build the branch and district of the church.

Upon graduation, he attended Brigham Young University. At age 19, he served a two and a half year mission for the LDS Church in Uruguay/Paraguay. On returning from his mission, he continued schooling at BYU and obtained his BA Degree in Russian. Because he was in ROTC, he went directly into the Air Force as a commissioned officer. He entered pilot training at Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, Arizona. During his training, he attended church at the student ward and institute program at Arizona State University where he met his sweetheart, Suzy Parry. They were married on January 20, 1967, in the Arizona Temple for time and all eternity and over a period of 13 years had 8 children.

He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded both the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for his service in Vietnam. In 1980 he left the Air Force and went into business in Grand Junction, Colorado, for a year, then relocated the business to Salt Lake City, Utah, for five years. He moved his family to Arizona in 1986 where he started a new career in education. He worked as a teacher for Phoenix’s Creighton School District for 16 years. He was dedicated to teaching the rising generations in school and church.

After retirement, he and his companion served a mission in Madrid, Spain. Upon return, he served as a Young Single Adult Ward Bishop for three years. He and Suzy then served a mission to Cochabamba, Bolivia. With a companion of 49 and a half years, he had a full life of love and service. Truly he was wealthy! Bart is preceded in death by his parents, as well as, two sisters, Julia and Teresa, and his brother, Ron.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Sue (Suzy), his sisters Clarissa Summers and Debra Provence, and his children: Denney(Jonnie), Todd(Lisa), Tauni Orton(Eric), Sean(Sonja), Cynthia Meyers(Peter), Dale(Raina), Vaughn(Fressia), and Brittany. He is honored to be survived by 27 Grandchildren.

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The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Infinity Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers or money, please take your family out to dinner at a buffet.

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Barton Thomas Eames's Timeline

February 11, 1941
Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, United States
September 3, 2016
Age 75
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States