Barbara Jane Mehner

Barbara Jane Mehner

May 05, 1958 - August 31, 2005

Barbara Jane Mehner

May 05, 1958 - August 31, 2005


It is impossible to relate in words the impact Barbara Jane Jamison Mehner had on her family, the community around her, and the world as a whole. She spread joy wherever she went, inspiring those around her with unconditional love and compassion. Whether it was in a doctor’s office or at the local elementary school or at a church activity, Barbara Mehner’s gentle and bright countenance served as a window to us all of our Savior Jesus Christ. In her forty seven years here on earth, she helped those who had the privilege to be in contact with her feel a little bit closer to heaven.
Barb graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and a minor in Spanish. During her college years she served in humanitarian programs in Israel and Guatemala. She was married on August 15, 1980 in the Los Angeles Temple for time and all eternity to Glenn Robert Mehner. At church she served in several callings, including Young Women’s president, Primary president, girl’s camp director, and most recently, taught early morning seminary to teenagers. She was a devoted wife and remarkable mother to her four daughters, Brooke Marie, Shannon Elizabeth, Meredith Lynn, and Allyson Bren; teaching and inspiring through the love and passion she had for life and the gospel of Jesus Christ. She loved all of the arts, and founded Arroyo Vista Children’s Theater nonprofit organization in order to help elementary school kids discover their inner potential for greatness. Through the 12 productions she directed, the last one while she was in the midst of rigorous chemotherapy, she touched a countless number of children’s and parent’s lives and taught us all to believe in our ?possibilities?.
Barb fought stage four Melanoma cancer valiantly for the past ten months and endured excruciating pain with dignity, compassion and love. Though she will be missed dearly by all those who had the privilege to know her, the pain is eased through the knowledge that her family will see her once again. ?These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.? John 16:33 We love Barb and thank the Lord for the precious years we shared with her.

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  1. To Jane, and to Barbie’s Family:
    I remember Barbie from the Glendale West Ward days, when she was looked up to and admired by all for her leadership and friendship… I know she grew into an extraordinary woman, daughter, mother, friend, teacher, leader. Add the bravery, strength and inspiration she has shown over the recent weeks to those qualities as well. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. –Aleene MacMinn, Glendale

  2. “And it shall come to pass, that the spirits of those wo are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.”Alma 40:12
    So blessed we are to know that we will only miss Aunt Barbie for a season, until you can all be together again. You are all continually in every thought and prayer we have.You’re awesome energy, strength, and example of a family has always been so influencial to my life.And will always be.If we can be a support to you in any way whatsoever,at any time, never hesitate to ask. With all our love, the Johnson’s

  3. We love you guys and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Glenn, Brooke, Shannon, Meredith and Allyson: We are so sorry and saddened to hear about Barb’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Barb was one of the most remarkable people that we have ever met. We are privileged to have known her and to have shared some wonderful times with her. God bless. Jo and Neil Schloss and family.

  5. Greg Crosby says:

    To Jane and Barbie’s famiy.
    Jane, I always thought of you as my second mom and Barbie was the younger sister that I never had. I remember all the time I spent in your home and Barbie ALWAYS had a smile on her face and something good to say. I can’t remember her ever saying a harsh word or being angry. She was a saint and was a truely beautiful person inside and out! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jane, and I’m grateful for the life Barbie lived so that she can be with her dad. It will be a joyous reunion! I will forever be indebted to you for convincing Debbie to marry me and hope to be there with you wednesday.
    We love you, Greg & Debbie Crosby

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