Barbara passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 1, 2022. Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend.
Born on November 4, 1939, to Clarence and Agnes Todd in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayd and a brother, Bob Todd.
Barbara had a career in banking with Walker Bank, First Interstate, and the University credit union.
Her faith and the congregation were important to Barbara. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and was proud that her father had an active role in planning and constructing the building that houses the church today. She served on various boards and committees over the years. She treasured the friendships that were forged through the church and many of the members became her closest and dearest friends.
Barbara was also an active member of P.E.O. Chapter Y, where she served as chapter president from 1977-1979. PEO is a philanthropic organization, and their motto is “Women helping women reach the stars”. Barb loved helping others succeed and making everyone feel valued and that they belonged.
The family cannot thank the PEO sisters and the church members enough for their kindness, compassion, and love that they’ve shown Barbara.
Barbara also had other passions that included meeting with her breakfast club friends, gardening - where she worked endless hours in the yard on 100-degree days just so, “the neighbors can enjoy the beautiful flowers”. She also loved golfing, bowling, and was a huge Jazz basketball fan.
Barbara’s biggest passion, however, was being a grandmother and great grandmother. Whether it was a trip, a day at Lagoon, a school play, or sitting at the dining room table playing Yahtzee, she was always happiest spending time with them.
She will be deeply missed.
Barbara is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Jerry Turner; son Eric Jenkins; grandchildren Chris Turner and his wife Erica, Jeremy Turner and his wife Nikki, and Allison Collette; great granddaughter Olivia Turner; sister Betty (Dathan) Kerber and her brother Wallace (Esther) Todd and much-loved nieces and nephews.
A public viewing has been scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary (260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City).
The funeral will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the First Congregational Church (2150 So. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City). Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery (1342 E. 500 So.) Following the interment, a light lunch will be served at the First Congregational Church.
Barbara has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund.