Barbara Gene Miner died peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Legacy Village, Provo of causes incident
to age. Barbara Gene was born in Piute County, near Marysvale, Utah on October 10, 1924. She was the
eighth of ten children born to Walter Eugene and Sarah Howes Nielson. Her parents and all siblings
preceded her in death.
She was married and sealed in the Manti Temple to James Edwin Miner. Ed passed away in February
1990. They are survived by their six children, Odell [Dorothy], Oneil [Tamera], Kerry [Jan Henderson],
Vinson [Patti], Jed [Becky], and Hally [Evan Jacobson]; 86 Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Barbara Gene is loved by all who knew her. She was devoted to her eternal companion and dutiful in
nurturing their children. She insisted each become proficient academically and musically enabling them to
contribute wherever life's experiences might take them. She was a dedicated, faithful member and
Temple Worker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After her children were raised she studied and developed a passion for landscape artwork. Her paintings
grace the homes of her children, neighbors, and many friends. Her culinary skills and hospitality are
legendary. No one who ever visited her home left hungry.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 18 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave.,
Provo, Utah. A Viewing will be held from 9-9:45 a.m. followed by a Service from 10-11 a.m. A second
Viewing will be held from 1-1:45 p.m. followed by a Service from 2-3 p.m. at the Fairview First Ward
Chapel [130 South State Street]. Burial will be in the Fairview City Cemetery.
The Family of Barbara Gene extends heartfelt appreciation for the attentive and professional care given to
Mother over the past three years. Staff at Legacy Village, Priesthood Leaders and Relief Society Sisters of
the Quail Ridge Branch, Edgemont Stake, Nurses and Social Workers at Bristol Hospice have addressed
Mother's every need and provided compassionate, exceptional service for which we will be ever grateful.