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Obituary for Bary Banks

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Bary Banks

March 26, 2012 - July 5, 1942

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 am -

Th Church of the Good Shepherd


2374 Gran Ave, , Ogden, UT,

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

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Bill Crowley posted on 5/4/12

I got to meet Barry for the first time when he brought wy wife and me to Salt lake City to asssit in the LRT design. He was welcoming and intimidating at the same time. I still appreciate the friendship that grew from there. I remember sitting in his car looking out on the proposed alignment as he firmly questioned my abilities. After a lengthy discussion, we convinced ourselves that his team would get it done. In hindsight, he was already convinced and he got me on board. It is hard to believe that I will never get another call from Barry.


Daryl Wendle posted on 3/29/12

Barry was one of a kind and I was honored to have the chance to know and work with him on projects in Salt Lake and Odgen. I greatly valued his intelligence, sense of humor, and incredibly strong values and integrity. I have many fond memories of him, but the ones that stand out: Barry explaining to me, a nervous flyer, why I shouldn't be worried every time I fly, because a guy like him was likely in the front. And Barry, after an impassioned debate about work or a project, would calm down and remind himself and all of us that friends and family were what really mattered. And many memories of what Barry was like to drive with -- apparently military pilots don't ever check their mirrors. A great man by so many measures, we deeply regret his sudden passing.


Steve Greene posted on 3/29/12

My condolences to Judy and the family. Barry was a dear friend and colleague - someone that I will truly miss. I met Barry 15 years ago and always found him to have the highest level of commitment and integrity to every challenge he accepted. If Barry gave you "his word", you could always count on it. Most recently, I worked with Barry on the management of the design of the West Valley light rail project and the Airport light rail project - both major transportation projects in the Salt Lake City area. His commitment to the success of those projects will be remembered.


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. I will always remember the day I met him. Proud. Confident. Friendly. Respectful. Courteous. Genuine. We met over coffee, a job interview to take over the position as manager of Wilbur Smith's Salt Lake office. The office was struggling and we needed new leadership. The fact that he made it a success is not what impresses me most about him. It was that he stayed true to who was. No matter what the challenges were, and there were many, he never wavered on principle. I got to know Barry very well, but it was the first impression that always stuck with me, not because of the cliche, but because that's who he was. For as long as I knew him. He was always Barry Banks. Everyday. And that is how he will always remain in my heart and in my mind.