Barbara Dawn Mehlbrech Neyer
December 1, 1937 – March 2, 2019
Barbara Dawn Mehlbrech Neyer, age 81, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on Saturday March 2, 2019. She was born December 1, 1937 in Albany, New York to Doris Theresa Grenon and William Fulton Hinds. The family left the east coast after the ending of World War II, and relocated to Long Beach, California, where post war jobs were more accessible. Barbara went to school in Long Beach, California from elementary through high school. After graduating from Poly High she enrolled in Long Beach City College, and after college began working in the finance industry.
In 1957, Barbara married Keith Mehlbrech and had two sons, Brian Keith and Kevin Robert. In spite of separating and divorcing, they remained lifelong friends with Keith.
In 1975, Barbara married Leroy Neyer. Their union was a very close and a loving family of extended children and grandchildren from all sides. These children were Barbara’s life and purpose, and in her heart, there was always room for more.
For Barbara, her family and friends were her world. And those who knew her also knew of her devotion to God, her incredible passion for Christmas and for decorating. She made it clear many years ago that when she passed this world she wanted to go with Christmas bells ringing, carols singing and lights shining. And so she shall.
Barbara’s life and deep love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was not her only passion and purpose. She was an active member of the Sigma Alpha Sorority, Zeta Omega Chapter, a philanthropic charity organization, for over 50 yrs. Barbara touched the life and the hearts of everyone who knew her, and she will forever be missed.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, William and mother, Doris. She is survived by her husband, Leroy; four children: Brian and his wife, Lori; Kevin and his wife, Gloria; Craig and his wife, Wendy; and Kris and her husband, Ronny; two sisters: Pat, and Cindy and her husband, Donnie; 11 grandchildren: Jessica and her husband, Steve; Janelle and her husband, Michael; Robert "Robby"; Alex, Amelia, Adam, Kate, Hanna, Heidi, Gavin, and Shawn; and five great grandchildren: Riley, Linkin, Kaidence, Kennedi, and Troy.
A graveside service for Barbara will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 10:40 AM to 11:20 AM at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmmortuary.com for the Mehlbrech Neyer family.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019