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

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  1. Eric Roberts says:

    I cant pretend to know the emotions youre feeling right now. Your situation is something that every living creature must encounter in life though. The fact that you did find someone to share your love and other special moments with should put a smile on your face because it is something that some people never get to experience in their lives. Whatever the next life may bring, youve just gained a spirit to watch over the Mehner Family. Youve also given life to four children that will live through Barbara in this life. Continue to live each day with a positive mindset and strive to reach your next goals. This will honor your wife Barbara and her existence will never die. Youre a good man Glenn. God Bless you and your family

  2. I had the honor of attending the BYU Israel Semester Abroad program with Barb we knew her as “Barbie” from Jan-June, 1978. So many years ago, but fresh in my memory. Barb was the lovely, strawberry blonde that had absolutely no guile. She loved to dance and sing, and was a top-notch student. One of our group members told me yesterday that they never found anything negative about Barb–she was virtually “perfect” in their eyes. I believe this to be true, and I know that her legacy of light will continue through her wonderful daughters and husband. Thank you for this chance to express my love for and faith in the Mehners.

  3. Glenn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Dear Glenn and girls,
    I am so grateful that I knew Barb, first in Israel and then as one of my roomates at BYU. I love Barb, she was such a wonderful example to me. I am thankful that I was able to spend my last visit with Barb touring the Newport Temple. It was great to be there with my family, Shannon and Barb. It will be a memory that I will always cherish.
    Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know that Barb is in a wonderful place and that one day we will all experience a wonderful reunion.
    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Kathleen Bluth

  5. Dear Glen and Family,
    Though we cannot see the lark dancing in the meadow, if we listen closely we can hear it’s beautiful song. Barbies legacy is unmatched in greatness. She is now paving the way for her family forward to eternal bliss, with grace and dignity. It is indeed a blessing to have known her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love and our deepest sympanthy,
    Kent and Tammy Cottle and Family

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