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Metta Theo Quinn Barnes

June 6, 1924 — November 12, 2022


Metta Theo Quinn Barnes, 98. Peacefully passed away the 12th of Nov. 2022.  She was born June 6, 1924 on the family farm in Myton, Utah to Alfred and Minnie Morrill.  She had many happy memories of growing up there.

One of Metta's favorite memories was being the first Weather Girl during WWII as the men had all gone to war. She also supported her family as an executive secretary at Kennecott Copper then head of Human Relations at Ford, Bacon and Davis. She always put her family first and worked hard to take care of them. After her retirement she commented she thought retirement would be easy but she was never so busy. She worked the Star program at Reading Elementary for many years. She also volunteered as a docent at the Whitaker Museum in Centerville.  She loved the opportunities she had to serve in her community and church.

When Metta married Boyd she gained 4 more sons and many grandchildren and she worked hard to unite their two families. She hosted Sunday dinners for many years. She also loved to do holiday parties. The grandchildren have great memories of Easter egg hunts, pumpkin carving, hay rides, and Christmas parties complete with a Santa that would come to hand out presents.

Metta was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her life she held many positions in her ward. One of her favorite was a Primary teacher and she kept a relationship with some of her kids after they were grown and had kids of their own. She was an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. She and her husband Boyd were able to go on missions to Jackson Mississippi 1989-1991 and Adelaide, Australia 1979-1981.  Metta loved the people she served and was a great friend which gave her lifelong friendships.

Metta was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, James Joseph Quinn (div), and Thomas Boyd Barnes. Also by her son, David William Quinn (Bill), brothers Max and Lyn Morrill, sisters Erma Stewart and Ardith Atwood and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by children Ken Quinn, Michael (Dawn) Quinn, Nancy Quinn, Bob (Sue) Quinn, Barbara (Malcolm) Jones, Marilyn (Ken) Tyler, Lynn (Sharon) Barnes, Terry (Barbara) Barnes, Layne Barnes, Jay Barnes, 37 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 65 great-great grandchildren. 

We would like to give a special thanks to the workers at Bountiful Life Care Center who took such good care of her the last eight years of her life. 

Metta was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. We will miss her.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Canyon View Ward, 1825 North 210 East, Centerville, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page. 


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