Reo Kimball Barney (81) of Ranchester, Wy. passed away peacefully Tuesday July 30, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Reo was born June 5, 1938 on a farm near Delta, Utah to Avon and Vera (Johansen) Barney.  Reo attended Southerland Elementary School and graduated from Delta High School.  On May 2, 1956 he married his eternal sweetheart, Paula Turner.  They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.  Reo and Paula enjoyed 63 years together, they were inseparable.  In 1960 Reo moved to Wyoming to partner with his father on the Barney Brothers Ranch near Ranchester.  Reo retired from the VA Hospital after 31 years.  He also was employed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital for 11 years and NSI for 8 years.  He loved working along side his son’s Randy and Bret on the family ranch for many years.  Reo was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He was instrumental in establishing the Ranchester Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ranchester where he served as Branch President for almost 11 years.  Reo was a collector of knives and old tools and miniature cars and tractors.  He loved sitting on his porch looking out at the Tongue River running by his house.  He liked going on car rides around the area seeing the “sights”.  Above all, he loved the family get togethers, he would always say “Darlin’ this is what it’s all about”.  Reo was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Betty Rollins and daughter, Jaynie Brokaw.  Reo is survived by his loving wife, Paula.  His daughter, Teresa (Dan) of Ranchester, his son, Randy (Pauline) of Wyarno, his son Bret (Marsha) of Spanish Fork, Utah, his sister Merle (Kevin) of Salt Lake City, Utah, his sister LaVon of Salt Lake City, Utah, his little brother, Gary (Lenore) of Lander, Wyoming, 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.  Reo’s greatest joy in life was his family, he was their “Rock.  We will miss you “Bapa”.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at The Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints.  Interment will be in Juniper Heights, Sheridan Memorial Cemetery.  A reception/picnic will follow at the Barney Ranch, 735 Brook St., Ranchester, Wyoming.  Champion Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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