Elizabeth M. Barker

November 18, 1937January 12, 2021

Elizabeth “Betty” Barker, 83, passed away on January 12, 2021 at Copper Health in Oro Valley, AZ. She was the wife of James "Jimmy" Lynn Barker. They shared 65 years of marriage together. Betty was known for being a loving Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved the Lord and shared that love with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Catalina, Az. Betty was born in El Paso, Tx on November 18th, 1937 to Tom & Martha Hicks. She had an older brother, Tom, and younger sister, Allah, who predeceased her. She was married at age 17 while still in El Paso, and moved to work on the Barker family homestead in Adams County, Iowa from age 25 through 38, when she moved to Arizona, initially near Tacna and Wellton, then to the Tucson area in 1988. Betty worked in several different trades, but mostly in healthcare services and bookkeeping. She will be remembered for her love of family, her joyous laughter and singing, as well as her delicious enchiladas and goulash. She is survived by: her husband Jim Barker, son Buddy & his wife Alice, son Dale & his wife CJ, daughter Joane & her husband Bill Hallinan, and daughter Mary Anne Shaw. She is also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren: Timothy & wife Monika Barker, and their children Alyah, Amber, James, Eddy and Bobby; Daniel and wife Tiffany Barker and their children Dylan and Tayla; Aaron Barker & fiancé Dana and their children Storm, Rain, Neveah and Kelton; Bethany Barker and her children Dalton, Mary Jane, and Maggie Mae; Matthew & wife Vanessa Hallinan and their children Stella and Dylan; Jon & wife Alyx Hallinan and their children Hayden, Riley, and Avery; Christopher Hallinan, Adriana Barker & fiance Bobby Reyna and their children Jesse, Jaxton, and Sylvia; Andrea Shaw and her children Gryphon, Ronyn and Arti; Christopher Barker & fiance Nikki, and their son CJ; Tyler Barker; Cameron & Chelsea Shaw and their children Jacob and Mae. The graveside, Celebration of Life service will be held on January 19th, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the East Lawn Palms Cemetery located at 5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712, with a luncheon in the Meeting Center at the Sheraton at 5151 E. Grant Rd directly after the service. Substantial social distancing will be available at both.

A graveside service for Elizabeth will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 East Grant Road, #C, Tucson, AZ 85712.

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  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Elizabeth M. Barker

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