OBITUARY

Barbara Jean Trower

April 16, 1933December 30, 2020

Barbara Jean Trower was born April 16, 1933 in Harris, Missouri. She married Glen Delbert Long on April 16, 1951. Barbara was the mother of three children Deborah; Cynthia; Glen Delbert Long Jr. They lived in Peoria, Arizona until the death of Delbert Long Sr. in 1965. Barbara went to work for Arizona Public Service in the Accounting Department for two years, where she met Frank Trower and was married in 1967. He joined the family with his three children, Elaine; Tina and Sandy. When the children left home Barbara and Frank moved to Sun City. Barbara and Frank moved into the home of their grandchildren Jason and Vanessa, under the care of Earl and Deborah in 2017. Barbara lost Frank of 51 years in 2019. At that time she moved in with her daughter, Deborah and son in law, Earl Engwalls home on 2/28/2020. Barbara lived there until her death on December 30, 2020. Barbara is survived by her children Deborah; Cynthia; Glen Jr. Elaine; Tina and Sandy. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on January 14, 2021 from 6-9 PM at Chapel of the Chapel Chimes Mortuary and a Funeral Service will be conducted on January 15, 2021 at 11AM at the South Peoria Baptist Church with burial to be at West Resthaven Park Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

Memories

Barbara Jean Trower

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Cassie (Long) Todd

January 13, 2021

One of my favorite pictures of my beautiful Grandma Barbara.

Cassie (Long) Todd

January 13, 2021

Ryker Garriott Todd born December 18th 2020, is Barbara’s last born great grandson. He was given the middle name Garriott in honor of Barbara’s maiden name.

Glen Long

January 10, 2021

My Beautiful Mom

Elaine Rainey

January 8, 2021

Barbara "mom" was a wonderful mother, grandma and great grandma and wife. She was always active and full of adventure and unconditional love. She loved her family and friends and always willing to help anyone in need. She loved her ladies group at church.
Mom loved bowling, square dancing, music, playing cards and traveling with my Dad in their RV to visit family and friends which always included a stop in Branson, Mo.
Mom loved having company, as soon as you entered their home you were immediately ask "are you hungry" there were always freshly baked cookies.
I will miss her everyday but know I will see her again. Heaven has a new angel with a beautiful soprano voice.

Bob & Judy Lent

January 7, 2021

Barbara was my friend for over 70 years. She and Delbert and I were close friends and grew into adulthood together when Delbert and I worked together in Trenton and Bethany MO, Littleton CO, and then for APS in Arizona. Barbara was so open and friendly to everyone and she was always smiling. She loved to dance and play cards and games and just talk to people. After she married Frank we all played cards together.
Barbara was beautiful inside and out for her entire life and she will be missed.

Cathy Beverlin-Askew

January 7, 2021

Debbie, Cindy and Glen so so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I knew here as Aunt Barbara in Phoenix. My Dad Bobby (Bob) Gene Beverlin was your Mom’s first cousin. He loved her dearly and spoke about her all the time. I know he was glad to see her when she made her way home. Sending healing prayers for the days to come. May peace be with you all and your families🙏🏻♥️🌷

Ted & Jan Widhalm

January 6, 2021

Barbara and Frank were such good friends and neighbors. We had many fun times with them, going out to eat, playing cards, attending
functions at their church, and visiting. Barbara always liked to talk about their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was so proud of all of you. We miss them.

Carey Northrop

January 6, 2021

They say a Grandmother is like an Angel here on earth. She'll take you under her wing, she'll pray over you and she will always be there to listen and help. That is exactly what Grandma Barbara was and still is. She was a true example of a Christian woman, she always presented her self gracefully and elegantly. I will forever be grateful for everything she ever taught me, all the games we would play, taking me to church and teaching me what it means to be a Christ follower. Grand parents are the glue to a family and I was/am blessed to have some of the best grandparents a girl could ask for. Rest easy in Heaven Grandma and I will see you again someday!

Cynthia Stevens

January 3, 2021

My mom the best example of a good Christian mother so proud of her children grandchildren great grandchildren beautiful inside and out faithful to her faith unconditional love even when I messed up my life forgiving no more pain no more sorrow all her memories she is with family and friends that went before her rejoicing now is the time to celebrate her amazing life even through my tears I am happy for her I will love and miss her always till we meet again RIP

Tina & Dave Brown

January 2, 2021

Yesterday morning December 30, 2020 our Mom went to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior. She was a wonderful loving and caring Wife, Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and she will be missed deeply. I will always remember her great love of friends, travel, playing games, celebrating birthdays and holidays. She was a wonderful example of a Godly woman whose beliefs as a Christian showed through to others. ❤
Great Memories Of Love With You,
From All Of Us.........................

FROM THE FAMILY