Born October 9, 1923 in Ogden, Utah. She was the daughter of Joseph Eugene and Susanna Parker Lichfield.
Edna was raised in Ogden. She attended Weber College for two years and graduated from the University of Utah in 1951 with a degree in Education. She served an LDS mission to the Southern States in 1946-48.
Edna met her eternal companion Robert "Bud" Barnes at the University of Utah Institute of Religion. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, September 7, 1949. She was the proud mother of four children: Frank, Jim, Roger and Susie.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions of leadership and responsibility including President of the Monument Park 15th Ward Relief Society. She loved the gospel and those she served. Edna volunteered in many community organizations. She was one of the founding members of the Festival of Trees.
Edna enjoyed people, travel, learning, tennis, golf, being fit and the outdoors. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family. "Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her." (Proverbs 31:28) The children would like to thank and honor their father for the constant love, care and devotion he gave our mother.
Edna was a grandmother to twenty, and great-grandmother of five when she passed away November 5, 2003 at age 80, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for 25 years.
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