Ralph Lewis Barker
September 4, 1935 – October 30, 2018
Ralph Lewis Barker, age 83, entered Heaven’s Gates Tuesday, October 30, 2018. He was at home surrounded by his loving family. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette. A service of tribute honoring Ralph will be held Wednesday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Deer Flat Church, 17703 Beet Rd., Caldwell, Idaho. A graveside service is scheduled for that afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Idaho.
Ralph was born September 4, 1935 in Ontario, Oregon to Ernest and Eunice Barker. He grew up on the farm in the Ontario Nyssa area graduating from Ontario High School in 1954. Ralph married Lorraine Turner November 22, 1957. After he and Lorraine were married he turned to the floor covering that was his occupation for 40 years. They lived and raised their three children in Fruitland, celebrating 52 years together until Lorraine’s passing in 2009. He then married Patricia Simonson in 2012 and they were blessed with 6 ½ years together.
Ralph was a dedicated, loving husband, father and grandpa. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of nine and stayed committed to his faith.
Ralph is survived by his wife Pat; two sons, Kevin Barker and wife Christina; Marty Barker and wife Melanie; daughter Carma McGehee and husband Rod; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Those who have gone on before him are his parents; his wife, Lorraine; a baby granddaughter, Colleen; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy.
Memorials may be made to the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661. Condolences can be made to Ralph’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
- Ernest Hirum Barker, Father
- Eunice Mae (Brewer) Barker, Mother
- Patricia (Graves Simonson) Barker, Wife
- Kevin Barker, Son
- Christina Barker, Daughter-in-law
- Marty Barker, Son
- Melanie Barker, Daughter-in-law
- Carma (Barker) McGehee, Daughter
- Rod McGehee, Son-in-law
- P. Lorraine (Turner) Barker, Wife
- Ralph is also survived by 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
- Matthew McGehee, Active Bearer
- Seth McGehee, Active Bearer
- Logan Barker, Active Bearer
- Michael Barker, Active Bearer
- Gregg Davis, Active Bearer
- Paul Herrera, Active Bearer
Deer Flat Free Methodist Church
P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho
- Service of Tribute Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Viewing Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Ralph Lewis Barker
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November 7, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you in the family.
May God be with you in this time of grief.
Dan & Debra Schledewitz
November 3, 2018
Our sincere sympathy in Ralph's passing. Always loved hearing his testimony on Sunday evenings years ago. What a strong man of faith and love for JESUS. May GOD bless you all with HIS comfort and peace during this time. Your friends, Dan & Deb Schledewitz