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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53 responses to Barbara Jane Mehner

  1. Dear Jane and Family: We have such fond memories of Barbie growing up in Glendale — always so happy and vivacious! She was always such a bright light, and we know what a strong testimony of the Gospel she had.
    Our hearts go out to you, Jane and to Barbie’s Family. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. What a great blessing it is to know that our families will be together again!
    Love, Jon and Judy

  2. Dear Family, We express our condolences wirh much difficulty. Karen misses you’ll greatly and this is a great loss. Your obituary is a perfect discription of Barb’s life and her influence so greatly felt by everyone she met. I remember her excitement and exhuberance with everyone that came into the Max Factor Building that she greeted. Those short moments I will never forget. God bless your family with the knowledge of her love. Ron & Karen Smith Eagar

  3. Glen and Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Barbara. We have wonderful memories of you and Barbara when we lived in Rancho. We are so grateful for the gospel knowledge that lets us know we can be together again. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the girls. Love Brett and Barbara Wright

  4. We were so saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. When we met her last summer at the family reunion, she stood out with her friendliness and welcoming smile. Her sweet spirit and zest for life were evident from the moment we met her. What an example of love and acceptance she was to all around her. Our prayers and love are with you.

    Brian and Julie Bellon and family

  5. Glen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during your time of grief. Barbara is fortunate to have you to keep her alive here, in your mind, while you wait to see her again.

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