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Obituary for Carmen Barba Martinez

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Carmen Barba Martinez

June 12, 1938 - July 25, 2011

Carmen Barba Martinez, Age 73Loving wife, beautiful mother, grandmother and friend passed away Monday evening, July 25, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Carmen was born June 12, 1938 in Woodland, California. Daughter of Lupe and Esther Barba. She attended Jordan High School and Stevens Henagar College. On October 8, 1960 she married the love of her life, Larkin Martinez at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by Father Herlich. Together they became the loving parents of three daughters and two sons. Carmen worked at Ogden Poultry, Globe Seafood, and Meadow Gold. She was an active member at St. Mary’s Parish. Carmen enjoyed the slot machines in Wendover. She liked going on long walks. Carmen loved playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She loved cooking and we will all miss her homemade tortillas. Her favorite activity was going golfing with her loving husband, in which she was his good luck charm and golf coach. Her memory will be carried on by her beloved husband, Larkin and her children – Anthony (Evelyn) Martinez of Layton, Debra Martinez of New York City, Diane (David) Bird of Kaysville, Julie (Todd) Schenck of Eden, Matthew (Jami) Martinez of West Haven; her eighteen grandchildren; her brother’s, Lupe Barba and Manuel Barba; her sister Virginia (Leborio) Haro; her loving Aunt, Virginia Huerta, her loving Uncle Henry Galvan.Carmen is preceded in death by her mother and father, Lupe and Esther Barba; mother and father-in- law, Luis and Theodora Martinez; brother, Tony Barba; sister, Francis Barba.We will love and miss you Mom!The family wishes to extend thanks to Vista Care Hospice, and a special thanks to Cynthia, Haley, Tammy, and Debbie. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 S. 3900 W. West Haven, Utah will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Aviewing, will be held Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, from 5-7 p.m. with rosary following at 7 p.m. Interment in the Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2011

Time: 10:00 am -

St. Mary's Catholic Church


4050 South 3900 West , , West Haven, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2011

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Carmen Barba Martinez

Born: June 12, 1938
Died: July 25, 2011

Condolences for Carmen Barba Martinez

Pat and Barbara Garcia posted on 7/31/11

Larkin and Family, We were sadden to hear of Carmen's passing. May God give you all strength during this difficult time. May she rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon her.


The Perry Family posted on 7/31/11

Larkin, We are sorry to hear about Carmen, We are thinking of your family at this time.The Perry Family,Bruno, Ross, Gene, Linda.


Jess Perez posted on 7/30/11

Dear Larkin and Family,I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Carmen's passing. Health issues of my own prevented me from attending Carmen's services. She was a real lady and will be missed by all who knew her.My heartfelt condolences go out to you all. I know she is in Heaven waiting to welcome you when you meet again.May she rest in peace and God bless you all.With deep respect and sorrow,Jess Perez


Judy Valdez posted on 7/29/11

May the beauty live on in beautiful memories and bring you peace. May heaven send you gentle comfort today. With our deepest Sympathy to Larkin & the family. lv Judy Valdez & FamilyR


Henry A Valerio posted on 7/29/11

Larkin and family,Condolences to you. We will miss Camen at church. She was a friendly person.Henry and Josie Valerio


mary m margie sandoval harrop posted on 7/29/11

i always remeber the times with my sis s n their freinds so cool n fun i love u carmen margie sandoval


Nancy Braun posted on 7/29/11

Debra, My heart goes out to you and your family during your time of loss...I'm very certain that YOU posess the amazing qualities of kindness, gentleness and loving spirit...that you must have inherited from your mother.May your family be blessed with compassion and wonderful memories of your mom.Love, Nancy


Leroy and Maryann Atencio posted on 7/29/11

Larkin, our condolence to you and your entire family. Carmen was fine person and very caring. We'll always remember her. Our prayers.Tu primosLeroy & Maryann


Al Cota Sr. posted on 7/28/11

In sympathy and friendship.Wishing you comfort, peace, and hope in this time of sadness.May God Bless you all.Al Cota Sr.


Tedette Fuller posted on 7/28/11

Diane, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Thank you for being such a role model to all of us. I know your mom must of been an amazing woman. Because, of the way she raised you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We love you Jared, Tedette, Zac, Dom and Bently


Tova Taylor posted on 7/28/11

Dear Anthony, Evelyn & family, Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your in our thoughts and prayers. May you be blessed with sweet memories, comfort and courage in the days ahead. love Alan & Tova Taylor


Christy posted on 7/28/11

Larkin & Children~Good bye my dear sister...How can I possibly express my sorrow and sadness at the death of my sister? "Carmen"was such a bright and loving soul to be around. I have too many wonderful memories; I would have to write a book to list them all. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow goes out to my brother and his children and grandchildren. I know you will miss her terribly, and so will many others who had the good fortune of knowing her. Your Sis, Chris


Angie Poll posted on 7/28/11

Carmen was always so nice and personable. She never missed an opportunity to chat and catch up whenever she saw me. I remember seeing Carmen at mass every Sunday as a little girl and thinking how beautiful she always looked. Heaven got a special one this week. Sending lots of love to you all. -Chena's daughter, Angie


John Baldi posted on 7/27/11

When Lucy (Gallegos) married me, she wore Carmen's wedding dress. Living in NJ, Lucy missed her family, and when we came to visit, she always made sure to come visit Aunt Carmen. You were a special lady and will be dearly missed.


Natalie Medina-Nevarez posted on 7/27/11

My memories I have with my Aunt Carmin is the love and kindness I felt when I would go over and spend the night to play with my cousins. My most favorite is, through out the years of growing up whenever she saw me she would give me this big smile whisper real soft in my ear and say " Do you know how special we are, and of course I would say why she would tell me because we have the same birthdays" with a wink and a smile. That is something I have never forgotten or will never forget. I love you and will miss you Aunt Carmin


Rosita Sandoval Bowen posted on 7/27/11

I am one of the 7 daughters of Margaret and Chris Sandoval. I was so saddened when I learned of Carmen's death. I remember her as a fun and lovely visitor to our home when I was just a little girl. She was a very beautiful woman and so kind. She meant so much to our family and I will always remeber her with love. My heart & prayers are with her husband, Larkin and family. RIP Carmen....


mario martinez posted on 7/27/11

My darling sister, As a young boy growing up, I remember her as a very loving person. She would always give me guidance and financial advice when I needed it. She was the hardesr worker very humble a role model in every way. The way she raised her children is a testimony of her love for god and the way she died is a testimony of her faith never complained of her sufferings. I believe she lived by the words jesus spoke not my will but your will be done. The care that was givin to her by her husband and children is the gift she passes on THE GIFT OF LOVE. Love and God bless you all Uncle Mario


Lisa Yates posted on 7/27/11

quote from a book: The early weeks and months after the funeral of a loved one are a time for both grieving and rebuilding. As you work through the obligations and the grief, and slowly give yourself permission to move ahead, you will notice that your loved one lives on in your memory, but even more importantly, in the spirit within you. And as you enter this new cycle of your life, you will realize that your willingness to recover and rebuild reflects the very best of what our loved one has given most sincere condolences, LisaVistaCare Hospice


Lisa Medina posted on 7/27/11

I am deeply sorry to hear the passing of Carmen. My thoughts and prayers are with her dear family.May each tear represent a loving memory and carry you through this difficult time. Lisa Medina - Salt Lake City - Goodaughter


DeeDee Martinez posted on 7/27/11

Carmen was a very beautiful lady that always carried herself with such grace. The way she served her husband and her family was truly inspirational. She was my favorite sister-in-law and I will dearly miss her beautiful smile and her charming personality. I hope that all our memories of her will carry us through life, until we see her again. We have another beautiful angel in heaven to watch over us all.


Barbara and Mike Olsen posted on 7/27/11

Barbara and I will keep the Carmen and the Martinez family in our prayers


Katie Paige posted on 7/27/11

My Heart & Thoughts & Prayers are with my Uncle Larkin and my cousins Anthony, Debbie, Diane, Julie & Matt and their families. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best Aunt & Godmother that any could ask for. She was a Beautiful Strong Woman that will be greatly missed. I Love You Aunt Carmen RIP.


Scott Jensen posted on 7/27/11

Dear friends- I am so sorry to hear of Carmens death. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the peace and grace of our Lord comfort you now in the days to come. Gone but not forgotten, she will live in our hearts and minds forever. Blessings to you all.Love, your friend-Scott Jensen


Chena Wright posted on 7/27/11

My favorite memory with Carmen was the year we went to New York City. Debbie was our tour guide. I went with my mom, sisters, and niece. We had a wonderful time. R.I.P. Carmen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family.Love, Chena


Trisha Myrick-Elliott posted on 7/27/11

We will miss and love you, Aunt Carmen, forever!! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you (Uncle Larkin & Family). We love you all very much!! Trish & Cooper