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. We remember our visit to Disneyland with you guys and especially the fun we had on the Rouge trip. We are pleased that we got to visit one last time at Lisa’s as we entered the New Year!

  2. Corey says:

    I’m sorry I am unable to be there. Barb was about the cloest cousin I had until I moved from Calif. as a teenager. I loved the family picture on the mortuary’s webb page. Because I haven’t seen Barb for about 30 years and because she looked so young I couldn’t tell who was the daughter and who was the mother.
    My best wishes to your family. I am grateful to know the gosple has a place in your home and gives you the strength and the knowledge to carry on. What a comfort it is to know this life isn’t the end, but only temporary stop along the path to eternal life. God bless your family.

    Love, Corey Smith and family son of Don Smith Grandma Jane’s brother

    PS My father also sends his best wishes and regrets he will not be able to come as well.

  3. Dear Glenn and girls,
    Thank you for sharing Barb with me the Monday before she passed away — being with her and those beautiful daughters will always be a treasured time. I know that angels were near. She was an angel to me and how fond are my memories of being with Barb as a semester abroad student in Israel.
    We were both blessed with four beautiful girls and spoke of them often.
    I will always treasure her wonderful plays. She has given so much and I know the Mehner Family will continue to inspire and bring joy to many.
    “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good”
    With deepest sympathy and Love
    My prayers are with you always!
    Dianne Halloran

  4. Dear Mehner Family, Barb has left us a wonderful legacy, and a great example. We have so much to live up to and look forward to seeing her once more. Our sincere condolences. The Slabbert Family

  5. Dear Mehner Family,
    It is Barb’s constant smile and purpose that we will always remember. She was always walking through the halls at church with a sense of direction that many of us wanted to follow. As Robert Millet wrote, “The ripple effect of one good person is absolutely immeasurable.” In this case, Barb’s ripple effect is one that has left quite an amazing legacy.
    Our deepest love,
    Errol and Tiffany Cruz

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