Barbara M. Dewsnup

December 9, 1937 - December 29, 2021

Barbara Marie Welton Dewsnup, 84, passed away Dec. 29, 2021. She leaves a legacy of selfless and unconditional love and will be greatly missed. 

Born Dec. 9, 1937 in Delta, UT, the 4th of 5 daughters to Lester and Mabel Talbot Welton. She graduated with honors from Delta High School in 1956. Barbara (Bobby) was chosen cheerleader, Millard County Dairy Princess and FFA Sweetheart. She attended the College of Southern Utah and University of Utah. She enjoyed singing and was active in vocal groups in high school and college.

She married Richard Layton Dewsnup on June 21, 1958. They were parents of four children – Carol, Mark, Gary, and Jane. She cherished her family and especially treasured her time living in Virginia from 1970 – 1972. After returning to Utah, she enjoyed many years of volunteer service for the Utah Heritage Foundation as volunteer coordinator and on the Board of Trustees. She was co-chair for the restoration of the Kearns Mansion and Brigham Street Inn, and chair of Preservation Week tour of historic sites. She received leadership awards from Utah Heritage Foundation and Utah Historical Society. She also served on the S.L. County Bicentennial Commission and advisory committee for development of Wheeler Farm. She was fond of her community involvement and found it very gratifying.

After the death of her husband in 1983, she lived a very independent life. Her hobbies included square dancing, bowling, and time with friends. She found some of her greatest joy in her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. 

Survived by sons Mark and Gary; daughter Jane (Krehl) Hill; grandchildren Taylor Marie and Kaden Richard Hill; and sister Leslie (Mark) Bevan. Preceded in death by husband; daughter, Carol; parents; and three sisters Marge Froom, Beulah Rogers, Lorraine Thurgood.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 6th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City.  She will be laid to rest in a private family service at Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Share your photos and memories with the family at