Green River - Fern Barney, 81, of Green River, died July 5, 2015 in Rigby, Idaho after a sudden illness.
She was born November 20, 1933 in Redmond, Utah, the daughter of Orville Hansen and Lela Sorensen Hansen. She attended elementary school in Redmond and North Sevier High School in Salina, Utah.
She married Seldon Barney October 3, 1950 in Ely, Nevada. He preceded her in death March 12, 2011.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Her interests were gardening and farming.
Survivors include her sons John Barney and Donna Barney of Simi Valley, California, Roy Barney and Chris Thomas of Pinedale, WY, Rex Barney of Rigby, Idaho, Karl Barney and Beth Whitman of Rock Springs, and Ted Barney and Linda Nolan of Green River; brothers Guy Hansen, Stan Hansen, and Jay Hansen; sisters Peggy Hardy, Norma Johnson, LaRee Reedy; sister-in-law Lynn Hansen; grandchildren Nicole Barney, Judson Barney, Greer Barney, Bryan Barney, Jonathan Barney, Shaun Barney, and Kayla Copenbarger; 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sheldon Barney, brothers Scott Hansen and Bud Hansen, and sister Lois Barney.
Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs where friends may call one hour prior to the services.
Interment will take place at 1 pm Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Redmond Cemetery, Redmond, Utah.