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Ruth Marie Barker Stevens

August 24, 1938 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 79)



FERRON, UTAH - Ruth Marie Barker Stevens, age 79, was born on August 24, 1938 in Hardesty, Oklahoma, to Lee Roy Barker and Ruth Maddux Barker.

She married Robert Francis Gilpin on September 4, 1955 in Lewis, Colorado, later divorced on October 4, 1976. She then met her true sweetheart Darrell Dean Stevens and married him August 31, 1978. She moved around a lot in her first marriage living in Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, Arkansas and Utah. Because she was raised right after The Depression, her family moved to wherever the job was. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served as a primary president, teacher and many other callings. She loved gardening, quilting, crafts, genealogy, animals and most of all her family.

She is survived by her siblings, James (Debbie) Barker of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bob (Karen) Barker of Sterling, Kansas, Ann (Don) Cikanek of Ellsworth, Kansas, Mary Lou (Jerlie) Guilliam of Atkins, Arkansas, Jessy (Diana) Barker of Hutchison, Kansas, Clarence Barker of Colorado Springs, Colorado and David Wesley Barker; children Lewis (Shelly) Gilpin of Orangeville, Utah, Doris (Bob) Price of Ferron, Utah, Evelyn (Tom) Cooley of Witchita, Kansas, Janice Timmons of Hutchinson, Kansas, Kathryn (Don) Conover of Ferron,Utah;15 living grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her father Lee Roy Barker, mother Ruth Maddux Barker, brother Roy Barker, brother Everett Dale Barker and infant un-named sister and grandchild Christopher Daniel Cooley.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at Fausett Mortuary, 720 North Center Street, Castle Dale, Utah. No viewing as per request of Ruth Marie Barker Stevens. There will be time to visit at 10:30 until 11:00. Interment will be in Ferron Cemetery. Service are in care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Ruth at


 Service Information

Funeral Service
October 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Fausett Mortuary - Castle Dale
720 North Center Street
Castle Dale, Utah 84513

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