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Barbara Alvord

August 19, 1930 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 89)

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Obituary

Barbara Elizabeth Toone was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on August 19,1930. She was the third child of Orran Alonzo Toone and Margaret Catherine Howell.

She had three sisters and three brothers; Wanda Patricia( Thompson); Margaret Beverly(Nield); Terrell Alonzo; Bruce Orran; Hollie Johanne(McCullough); and Jabez David.

All siblings predeceased her except David.

Her basic schooling was in Idaho Falls, and she attended Brigham Young University.

She was the mother of five children; Margaret Deborah (Strub)(deceased): Jonathan Craig(deceased); Wendy Patricia(Klapp); Warren Michael; and James Breck. She was the

beloved grandmother of many grand and great grand children. She loved music and could remember nearly every song she heard. She taught her children to love music

too. She was an avid reader and developed several hobbies, most of them self taught. Her families favorite were her crocheting and cake decorating. She loved to swim and taught swimming in some way for 75 years!

She was married to Lawrence Dale Alvord , who legally adopted her five children from her previous marriages.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and served in many capacities during her life.

She also was a Daughter of the Utah Pioneers and loved to share stories of her pioneer forefathers.   

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
February 29, 2020

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Arcadia Ward
4225 N 56th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 29, 2020

10:00 AM
Arcadia Ward
4225 N 56th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Graveside Service
Saturday
February 29, 2020

1:15 PM
Paradise Memorial Gardens
9300 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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