Barbara Jean Kay Holbrook, born July 18, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second daughter of LaPreal and Woodrow Kay (from Mona, Utah), died Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her family at her side.
All who know and love Barbara know the love of her life is Gregory Keith Holbrook. They launched their 46 years of marriage on June 9, 1966, which union blessed them with two loving children and six beloved grandchildren: daughter Kassandra Clarke (Breanne and Zachary Zigich); son Travis Holbrook and fiancée Paula Evans (Taylor, Brecken, Holly, Cooper and Jayme Evans). Though their dance may have ended for a season, their love and memories are eternal.
Our Barbara was forever a devoted daughter, sweet sister, precious mother, loyal friend, and constant companion as THE BEST WIFE a man could want. No man has ever been so continually doted over, served and loved as has Barbara’s sweetheart Greg. While she adored her children, pampered her grandchildren, kindly supported her extended family and always valued her neighbors, no one came before her husband’s needs, wants and wishes. Over the years Barbara has been the consummate homemaker, building nests in Bountiful, Centerville and Farmington, Utah as well as Arvada, Colorado; Thayne, Wyoming; and Boise, Idaho; where her trademark was always the display of her proverbial green thumb, whether overflowing flowerpots or bursting tomatoes for her famous chili sauce. She exemplified and created beauty in every sense. Barbara also enjoyed associating with community members when she worked at Lakeview Hospital, Associated Title and Black’s Title.
Let it be remembered that Barbara Holbrook loved the Lord Jesus Christ and her Heavenly Father. She has been the epitome of true charity in her self-less service and her gracious, genuine and gentle giving. We love you Barbara and will live to walk with you again.
Survivors are husband Greg; children and grandchildren (above); siblings Shannon (Nick) Gray, Lynda (Richard) Hardy, Larry (Patricia) Kay¸ Sherlene (Andy) Katsanaves; in-laws Kathy Hinckley, Kristeen (Craig) Siddoway, Val Holbrook and Darla Hebdon Holbrook; dear nieces and nephews; and special friends Joshua Brasseal and Adrian DiTirro.
The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the sincere care and expertise of the staff at IHC Neuroscience Critical Care unit.
Funeral details: Viewing only Thursday morning, November 1, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m., both at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful. Interment will be in the Farmington City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations which may be offered at America First Credit Union to the Barbara Kay Holbrook Memorial Fund.