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. Dearest Jane. You have been such an inspiration to us all and we love you dearly. I didn’t know Barbie very well, but from her picture and the history I just read I thought how much she is like you. With her beautiful happy family and our knowledge of celestial families, it gives hope. We love you, Jane. Forever and ever you are in our hearts.

    Shirley & Don Crosby

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your family or your wife but my heart truly goes out to you.

  3. Dear Glenn & Girls,

    You have all been in our thoughts and prayers ever since we found out about Barbie’s condition. We are extremely saddened by her passing. Glenn, you have been such an amazing example of strength and faith for all of us. Barbie’s obituary really confirmed what a wonderful person she was and how her love and inspiration touched so many lives. She was the type of person that everyone wanted to be around. We feel so fortunate to have known her and loved her.

    We wish we could be there with you during this difficult time. Please know that you will be in our prayers.

    All our love,

    Wendy & Ron Rallis & Family

  4. We will always remember how Barbara touched everyones lives in a positive way. We think of her with love.

  5. Dear Glenn, Brooke, Shannon, Dee Dee, and Ally;

    We were very sad to hear the news about Barbie. We want you to know how much we love you guys. We’ll always remember our trip to California, and when you came to Utah and stayed with us.

    You have been in our prayers. We think about you everyday.

    Barbie is amazing. We just love her. She always had a glow about her that made people want to be around her.

    May God bless you. I wish we could be there with you.

    Love, The Gotberg Family
    Debbie, Brent, Amber, Halee, Carly and Megan

    Keep in touch.

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