Sheila Barnes

August 4, 1933August 1, 2018

Sheila Barnes, age 84, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Sheila was born August 4, 1933. She is preceded in death by her parents, Patricia Ellen (Cotter) and Frederick George Hoare; her twin sister, Pat Vigor; brother, Brian Hoare and brother-in-law, Mike Barnwell. Sheila is survived by her husband of 64 years, John Barnes of Highlands Ranch, CO; sons, Jeff (Diane) Barnes of London, England and David (Susan Phillipy) Barnes of Lakewood, CO; daughter, Suzanne (Marc) Lippitt of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Meredith (Brian) Mankwitz, Chloe Barnes, Paul (Tali) Lippitt, Jennifer (Simon Davidson) Barnes, Cara (Ryan Buehler) Lippitt, Megan Barnes, Jared Barnes, Caitlin Barnes, and Justin Barnes; great-grandchildren, Elise Mankwitz, Anna Lee Mankwitz, Bennett Lippitt and Vivian Lippitt; sister, Ann Barnwell of Canterbury, England; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.

A private, family graveside service was held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary and Cemetery, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121. Memorial contributions may be made in Sheila's name to Denver Dumb Friends League, 2030 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80231, Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Barnes family.


  • Private Family Graveside Service Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Deb Hoare

August 18, 2018

My tribute to my dear Aunt Sheila Barnes,
What a remarkable Woman an inspiration to us all. Someone whom I loved dearly and had so much respect for and I know there will be a huge emptiness on my visits to the States not seeing her anymore.
She was beautiful, fun, outspoken, hard working, generous, a fantastic knitter, had a real love for life and always looked very nice.
I remember my first trip over to San Bernardino in 1993 the house was beautifully decorated she had great taste and it was very homely and welcoming.
Her dedication going to the gym at 4am and putting me to shame feeling guilty still in bed fast asleep.!
Over the years on my numerous visits to the States and her visits to England, I believe we formed a strong bond- we both kinda got it, laughed a lot and enjoyed each other’s company.
Her memory was absolutely amazing and it was a real pleasure listening to her life experiences and for her to share many family stories happy and sad.
I will undoubtedly miss her in my life, but I will take with me the happy memories she left behind and remember the fun times we shared together.
She was born English and died an American.
Never far away from my thoughts.
Sheila, God Bless you.
Love Deb xx