George "Scotty" Barnes

December 14, 1924November 2, 2014

George (Scotty) William Barnes passed away on November 2nd 2014 at the age of 89. He was born in 1924 in Farnborough, England; he moved to Ayre Scotland shortly after. He served as a Leading Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force during WWII. While serving in the Royal Air Force, he was stationed in India from May 1946 to January 1948. In 1948, at the age of 24, he moved to the United States with his mom and two sisters. He went to refrigeration school for a brief period of time. His first job was at the Denver Dry selling hats. He joined the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1954 where he worked for 31 years as a Sales Representative. In the 1960’s, he became a key figure in the organization of the Highland Dancers of the St. Andrew Society, currently known as the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers of the St. Andrew Society of Colorado.

He was a Shriner and a 32nd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; he played the bagpipes for Clan 6, he was a member of the Albert Pike Lodge.

George is preceded in death by his parents George B. Barnes and Elizabeth Telfer Barnes; two sisters, Yvonne Dobrinsky and Thelma Telfer; one brother, Len Barnes. George is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Mickey) Barnes; children Andy of Arvada CO, Elizabeth Osborne and husband Tony of Richardson, TX, Scott and wife Polly of Lakewood CO and Craig and wife Bonnie of Plano TX; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Pavilion of Reflection at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary located at 7777 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO. Interment will immediately follow the funeral service. Following the Interment, there will be a Ceilidh to celebrate his life. The Ceilidh will be held at the East Room at the El Jebel Shrine 4625 W 50th Ave, Denver, CO 80212.

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, Wheat Ridge, CO.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 7, 2014


George "Scotty" Barnes

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Robert, Rachael, Gage, Cade, Kenna & Tianna Murray

November 7, 2014

So sorry for your loss. George is such a wonderful man. He will be missed here on earth but will always remain in our hearts.

Karrie Ronk

November 6, 2014

Elizabeth, Mom, Andy, Scott,&Craig: We know this is a great loss for you all, the short time I got to know George, I loved his fun, absolutely endless spirit and there is no question that he was a great man. I will cherish the memory of us all decorating for christmas for him last year as he looked on with this scotch and sang us some tunes:) Your hearts are heavy now, our love, thoughts, and prayers for peace are with you all. Love, Karrie&Bret