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Garth Lythgoe Barnes

March 30, 1937 - October 23, 2016

Garth Lythgoe Barnes passed away at home on October 23, 2016.  Garth was born in Ogden, Utah to Harold Loche and Lillie Lythgoe Barnes.  He graduated from Weber High School and attended Weber College on an art scholarship.


Garth spent a short time in the Navy Reserves and served an LDS Mission in East Germany.  He married Linda Faddis.  He had a successful career in sales and retired in 2002.


Garth married Maureen Jaramillo in 1993.  They lived in Roy and West Haven and shared a love of all creatures great and small.  He will be missed by Clancy, Sophia and Ziggy and his granddog, Emily with whom he spent a lot of time.


He was reunited on the Rainbow Bridge with his beloved cat of 20 years, Braveheart, who passed away in December 2015.


Garth was an artist and leaves behind paintings and drawings that will be cherished forever.  He played the piano, loved all music, especially Jazz and enjoyed being out on the golf course.  He loved to tinker in his garage and working on the family cars to keep them in mint condition.


In addition to Maureen, Garth is survived by four children, Steve (Lori), Dana, Luann Vigil (Terry) and Tristan.  He leaves behind seven grandchildren, Brittnee, Samantha, Dalton, Riley, Melissa, Jake and Hallee; five great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by both parents and brother, Gayle.


The family would like to thank all the health care providers who treated Garth during his illnesses, especially the Sarcoma team at Huntsman Cancer Hospital.  A special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Wright, Melissa, Amber and Tricia, Dr. Jason Bruse and his staff, Polli and Denise at the Ogden Clinic.


Garth was a Christian and attended the Alpine Church in West Haven.  Thank you to Ross Anderson and Sue Peters for their spiritual guidance.


Garth’s family and friends feel privileged to have witnessed his strength, courage and optimism from the time he was diagnosed with Angiosarcoma Cancer in March 2015, the 50 years he lived as a Type 1 Diabetic and the complications that occurred later in life.


A Viewing will be on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Graveside Services will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 12:00 to 12:45 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 12:00 to 12:45 PM

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Time: 1:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 30, 1937
Died: October 23, 2016

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Boyd Lythgoe posted on 10/28/16

I"m very sorry to hear of Garth's passing. Garth and I are the same age and I often played with him and his brother Gayle when we were growing up as cousins. As a young boy I had a beautiful new bike and was having a difficult time learning to ride it. Garth wouldn't quit until he managed to teach me to ride and enjoy that bike. That's the kind of guy he was, and I often look back on the good times I had with him and Gayle when we were kids. I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him.


Misty Orner posted on 10/28/16

Maureen, Tristan, and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Garth was a very kind soul and was always a gentleman. I have nothing but good memories of him. He is no longer in any pain and is enjoying a long awaitied reunion with family and friends (furry and otherwise). Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Misty Orner posted on 10/28/16

Maureen, Tristan & Family, I am sorry for your loss. Garth was a very kind soul and always a gentleman. I have nothing but good memories of him. He will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family through this difficult time.


Mike Tonkinsom posted on 10/27/16

Maureen So, so sorry for you loss! Brenda and I send our deepest Sympathies!!!!


Joanna Stephens posted on 10/26/16

Maureen & Tristan, I'm sorry for you loss, my thoughts are with you both. Take care.......


William (Bill) Lythgoe posted on 10/25/16

It was wonderful to have Garth here among us as long as he was able to fi I'm sadden to be informed of Garth's passing. He was always a joy to be around. He worked for the same company as my brother Marv Lythgoe. They always had fun and laughable items to talk about. I also enjoyed Garth at family parties and numerous family functions. He was a fighter in terms of his health. He always enjoyed life and the many years we went to school together were very enjoyable. I am sure that he now feels much better being relieved of the pain he was experiencing. May Maureen and his children feel comfort and peace as we all extend our condolences and thoughts of Garth forward to happier times in the future. May God bless each of his loved ones. Bill & Marilyn Lythgoe, children Michele L. Smith, Scott Lythgoe, and Lori L. Bitton


Colleen Jewkes posted on 10/25/16

No more pain. Heaven has added one more golfer to its game. I will miss you. Thanks for everything you did for me and others. When you get a chance give Speedy , Drew and all my animals kisses for me - heck, even the humans too! Until we meet again, Love always, Colleen


Brian Jaramillo posted on 10/25/16

Although loved ones are saddened at the loss of those near and dear to us we can be thankful that they are free from the earthly bonds that impose limits on us. Garth no longer battles diabetes and cancer. That battle has been won. Maureen and Tristan and all of Garth's loved ones are in my prayers. May you be comforted by the memories you have of Garth and the knowledge that he is in the company of those who have gone before him, and that even his beloved animals are now barking and meowing with joy at their reunion with Garth. May he rest in eternal peace, and may God bless his loved ones today, tomorrow and always. Brian Jaramillo


Ronnie Goicoechea posted on 10/24/16

On behalf of the Wyoming Jaramillo's, I want to extend our sincere condolences to you, Maureen, and all of Garth's family! I will remember Garth as a very kind and generous man! May he Rest In Peace!


Janice posted on 10/24/16

Dana & family.. my deepest condolences for the passing of your Father, Garth.. May the passing of time ease your sorrow. Janice Mecham Kingsford


Luann price posted on 10/24/16

I love you dad. I will miss you so much. You were so kind, gentle and forgiving to every person that ever crossed ur path. I am privileged to have been able to call u dad for so many years. U taught me how to love and be kind. I love you, love Lu.