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Obituary for Barry Banks

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Barry Banks

July 5, 1942 - March 26, 2012

Barry Banks, Col. U.S. Marine, Ret.Barry, 69, pulled his last “G” on March 26, 2012. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas to Harold and Mamie Banks on July 5, 1942.He attended Ogden High School and later graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. At that time, he joined the Marine Corps. Throughout his military career, he attended test pilot school, served in Vietnam, had opportunities to welcome challenges, serve his country, assist in the design, and later on, had the privilege to command the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 of F18 fighters. After retiring from the military, he was employed with Wasatch Regional Front and was currently employed with CDM-Smith. His responsibilities included planning and managing many transportation projects throughout Nevada and Utah. Barry enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Even when the grandkids would beat him on the golf course, that was fine because he was with them. He was proud of each of them for both their little and huge accomplishments. Barry is survived by his wife Judy, four sons: Todd, Centreville, and Scott, Woodbridge, Virginia, Rick (Jeanne) Schow, Morgan Hill, California and Mitch Schow (Kristin) Ogden, Utah, 9 grandchildren, nephew Travis Cartwright (Angie), sister, Jan Fuchs, Del Mar, California, many other very special people and his two little mutts. Barry was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Ave, Ogden, Utah. Family and friends will gather at the Church in the Tuttle Hall following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Utah Jr. Golf Association or St. Anne’s Homeless Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Time: 11:00 pm -

Th Church of the Good Shepherd


2374 Gran Ave, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: July 5, 1942
Died: March 26, 2012

Condolences for Barry Banks

Monte Yeager posted on 1/31/13

I only recently learned of Barry's death and my heart was saddened. While Barry was working with the Wasatch Front Regional Council as an aeronautical planner, I was doing the same for the Utah Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics. Consequently, we worked on numerous airport projects together. I always enjoyed his professionalism. He was very knowledgable and the WFRC was very fortunate to have an employee of his talents. God Bless. Monte Yeager


Jim Bennett posted on 5/13/12

Barry taught me to ski at 7 Springs,Pa while he was at the academy. I've been searching off and on for him for a year. So sad that I only locate him through his obituary.My condolonces....Jim Bennett


Stephen J. Kennedy posted on 4/22/12

I was making plans and gathering material for my meeting with Barry next week at Westpex. I had left his card at my office and put his name up in my computer this evening (April 21 at 11:30 p.m.) to get contact information--omly to discover an obituary. We shared a common interest. I will miss him. I have never respected anyone more.


Marilyn Iannone Price posted on 4/3/12

Dear Judy,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Barry. He was such a nice guy, and loved by many. My husband Barry, and your Barry moved to Ogden about the same time. They became good friends at OHS, and at church, where they both were Alter Boys. I still remember our lunch on the beach in Hawaii. Some how we all lost touch, and I'm sorry for that.I want you to know how much I care, and you and your family will be in my prayers at this very hard time.May God Bless,Marilyn Iannone PriceD


Abra Horne posted on 4/3/12

Barry was the sort of person who always took time to make people feel special. He was smart, funny, and kind. Thank you for sharing him with us so much of each day. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.


F. Brent Stock posted on 3/30/12

Dear Judy & family,I'm sorry to learn of the passing of your husband, Barry. My wife and I send our love and condolences at this difficult time and wish you well going forward.Brent & Janeece Stock


Barry Price posted on 3/30/12

Barry and I moved to Ogden at the same time and entered Ogden High School trying to survive ad "Different" people in the OHS groups. We both were able to "Make-it" and continued our friendship over the years that followed--even meeting once in Hawaii. He was a "Good" friend!!!!


Vincent Matheney posted on 3/30/12

My condolences to Judy and the family. Barry was an absolutely exceptional person and will be missed deeply. As my mentor and friend at Wilbur Smith he gave me the courage to try things I otherwise would have dismissed. I am a better person for having known Barry. His dedication to family and community were second to none. If you ever needed anything Barry always went above and beyond to try and help. We will miss him greatly.


Edward Sanderson posted on 3/30/12

Dear Banks Family,I was sad to hear this morning of the passing of Barry. Although I had yet to meet or work directly with him, I heard great things about his work at Wilbur Smith and was looking forward to working with him as our firms merged this past year. Please know that his progressive approach to transportation projects inspired people near and far.Warm regards,Ed Sanderson


Chandler Duncan posted on 3/30/12

The world will never be the same.


Robert Betts posted on 3/30/12

As a mentor and true friend, Barry made a tremendous impact on my life. His passion and drive for work and for life was a real joy to be a part of. I will carry forward many fond memories of Barry - he was one of a kind and will be missed.


George Ramjoue posted on 3/30/12

I was very surprised to hear about Barry's passing as he was always on the go and full of energy.I worked with Barry at the Wasatch Front Regional Council for many years where I got to know him quite well. He had a strong character with very good core values, which I respected in him very much. He was a very hard and thorough worker. I liked Barry for his sense of fairness and for what was right. He was the kind of individual who always tried to make a difference and affect change for the better. I will miss and always remember him.


Grant Holland posted on 3/29/12

I will miss you.grh


Karen Cordero posted on 3/29/12

Great man. Enjoyed all my interactions with him. Patriot, gentleman and just a fine human being. Will miss him. Rest in well deserved peace.


Arno Hart posted on 3/29/12

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He was an amazing man and lived a full and genuine life. Barry made a lasting impression on me from the first time I met him, not for the cliche, but because he was always Barry Banks. Everyday. We first met over coffee, an interview for Wilbur Smith's Salt Lake office manager position. Proud. Confident. Sincere. Friendly. Courteous. Genuine. We worked hard together, and what impressed me most was not that he made the office a success, but that, despite all the challenges, and there were many, he never strayed from principle. He understood who was, what he stood for, and stayed true. And he loved talking about Judy, the boys. And when he talked about the grand kids, his chest would barrel! That is how Barry remains in my heart and in my mind. As Col. Barry Banks. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. Arno Hart


Carol Levine posted on 3/29/12

Dear Barry's family,I was very sad to get the news of Barry's passing. We haven't worked together for many years but I have very fond memories of our collaborations with the SLC wilbur office. Barry was a very supportive and mentoring man. He will be missed. Fond regards, Carol