Barbara N. Meredith, 86, passed away January 17. 2012, at her beloved home. Barbara was born on November 2, 1925, in Independence, Iowa. She graduated from Stephen College and went on to the University of Iowa, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa Society member. Barbara moved to Phoenix in 1964 where she met and married Howard L. Meredith and merged two families into one. She is survived by her son William Barwick, stepson William Meredith, stepdaughter Diana Fowler, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, along with friends and neighbors that she considered to be family. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.
Mr & Mrs Dan West, Canton, Ohio
Barbara was such a lovely lady ! I’m so glad I got to know her through our daughter, Deidra, who had told us what a wonderful friend Barbara was to her.!.
I was blessed to spend time at her beloved home and share our love of landscaping, flowers, and of course, our mutual love for De-De. 🙂 Our friendship grew through phonecalls and cards and a yearly letter. She was always so upbeat and fun -just a joy to know!! I appreciate her for so many reasons and glad I got to tell her so.
I will miss her friendship and only wish I could be there in person to extend my hearfelt sympathy and share a hug with you, her family and friends. I share your loss and pray God will comfort you at this difficult time.
Mrs. Dan ( Dianne) West
Raf & Tamme Raffo
We have wonderful memories of Barbara at ASU tailgating parties.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Raf & Tamme
To the family of Barbara N. Meredith,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34;18) With sympathy,
Bill, I am very sorry for your loss. I spent more time at your house, than my own when we were kids. I stopped by a while back and thanked your mother for giving me a safe place to hang out. She and Howard provided a wonderful environment for all of us in the neighborhood. I am sorry I can’t attend the service. She is always in my heart. God Bless.
I am so sad to hear of Barbara’s passing. I met her because our company made her furniture and had stayed in touch over the years. She was so kind to let me borrow her husbands banjo to play in church occasionally. I offered to buy it may times, but she couldn’t part with it because it reminded her of her husband.
I will miss her sense of humor and vitality.