Ernest Walter Barlow
Stansbury Park, Utah
July 19, 1939 – Dec. 28, 2019
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Ernest Walter
“Walt” Barlow, passed away December 28, 2019 at home surrounded by family.
Walt was born July 19, 1939 in Jackson, Mississippi to Ernest Howard Barlow and Alice Hazel Stewart.
Walt grew up in Savannah, Georgia and was the oldest of three siblings. He attended the University of
Tennessee before joining the United States Airforce in 1962. In 1963, while stationed at Mather Airforce
Base in Sacramento, California, he met Barbara Joan Poppe. They were married on May 15, 1964 in the
London, England LDS Temple, starting their lives together in Rosiere En Haye Toul’, France where Walt
In 1966, Walt returned with his family to the States where he joined the Airforce Reserves, followed by
the Air National Guard as well as completing his education. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s
degree in Chemical Engineering from BYU. In 1972, Walt moved his family to Tooele County and took
employment with National Lead (now US Magnesium) where he worked in various management and
engineering roles until retirement.
Walt was an active member of the LDS church. He served in many callings but a few that meant the
most to him were serving as Stansbury Stake Executive Secretary for 16 years, serving as a Family
History Missionary and working in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Walt enjoyed spending time fly fishing with his boys, traveling, cheering for all BYU sports, researching
his family history and working in his garden. He was a Master Gardner and enjoyed selling his produce at
the Benson Grist Mill Farmer’s Market.
Walt took great pride in his family and his family heritage. He was the backbone to his family and
provided much love, support and guidance to them. He was known for his selflessness and generous
heart. Walt had a profound impact on the lives of his family, friends, and community. He was well loved
and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Barbara; children Diana Martin
(Sterling), David (Denise), Thomas, Brian (Crystal), Paul, Nancy Lizana (Mauricio), and Emily Lawrence
(JD); 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, two sisters Barbara Feathers (Ennis) and Doris Christy
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Howard Barlow; his mother, Alice Hazel Leggett; his step-
father Oscar Earl Leggett, and nephew Michael Brizendine.
A celebration of Walt’s life will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Stansbury Stake Center, 417 Benson Road, Stansbury Park, Utah.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or other charity of your choice.
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