Barbara Jean Horn of Chandler, AZ passed away on November 3, 2020 at the age of 77. Barbara was born April 6, 1943 to Ernest and Helen Harpster in Detroit, Michigan. She moved with her parents to Scottsdale, AZ where she graduated from Scottsdale High School. She would periodically chant the school spirit song, “We are the Beavers, the mighty, mighty Beavers!”.
In 1962, Barbara married Carl Carlock Jr. where together, they raised two beautiful children: Cindy Ruiz and Christelle Carlock. She later found the love of her life and married Dallas Horn in 1986. Dallas passed away two days before Barbara and they are now reunited forever. They were two peas in a pod and two souls that became one.
Barbara was a ray of sunshine and adored by all who came in contact with her, but her greatest impact was being a loving mother and grandmother. During her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with Dallas, her daughter and granddaughters as well as visiting her best friends Sue and Pauline who oftentimes called themselves “The Three Musketeers”. She loved hosting memorable holiday parties, dining at restaurants, spending time at her vacation home in Show Low, and treating herself to an occasional spa day with her granddaughters.
The relatives Barbara leaves behind include daughter Cindy Ruiz, stepsons Dan Horn and Dave Horn, grandchildren Olivia Ruiz and Vanessa Ruiz, Robbie Ritchey, Quinn Shirey, Dallas Joy Horn, Sean Horn, and two great grandchildren. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.
The last time I saw Barbara & Dallas was in the Ahwatukee AMC movie theater parking lot about 10 years ago. We stood there & talked for over an hour. It had been a while since I had seen them but we picked up just like it was yesterday. She is a funny, charaismatic person who “helped” Jim ask me for a date even though I had a picture of my dog Andy on my desk in the 503. She is missed.
Rudy and Cathy Martinez
Both Barb and Dallas brought such joy to life, no matter where they were. We were so privileged to have them as a part of our lives. Barb always made me laugh with her little funny stories. The love and respect for each other was so evident. “Two peas in a pod.” Is an excellent description. Rest in peace and in others arms. Love you both. Rudy and Cathy Martinez
Roy and Marlene Bingman
Barb was a treasure!!! Always thinking of other people first.. She will be missed.