William "Bill" Barnes

william barnes

July 31, 1934 ~ November 18, 2021

Born in: Leeper , Pennsylvania
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

William “Bill” Barnes, 87, born in Leeper, Pennsylvania passed away November 18, 2021. Attended CSU and completed Apprentice Program at CF&I where he began his career as a Machinist and then Scheduler/Estimator. Predeceased by his brother, Tom, and his son, Robert Barnes. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, RoseMarie and daughter, Debbie (Richard) Bassi. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Dr. John Borrelli (Trudy) and sister-in law Jeanna (Bill) Grisham. Bill accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour at age 50. His craftsmanship will be remembered in churches he attended. Bill was fascinated with the Biblical account of Noah. He wrote a book on Noah’s Ark and built an Ark to scale. Bill was liked by everyone and enjoyed a special relationship with his son-in-law, Richard. Bill’s sense of humor and zest for life will be deeply missed by all. Private Family Graveside Service. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Our deepest condolences for you’re loss miss Rose Marie we are truly going to miss brother Bill, we will never forget all the things he made for us, my favorite what’s my little stool with my name on it. He was so talented and such a kind man rest in peace brother Bill 🙏🌹

  2. RoseMarie and Debbie
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill.
    I appreciated learning a bit of his story in his obituary and am thankful for the peace of his presence in heaven.
    May that continue to be a comfort to you at this time.
    Please let me know if you need anything.
    Love and Hugs
    Cindy Boerhave

  3. Remembering Bill will always put a smile on my face. He was a remarkable friend to Shannon and I, and we loved him. He had the best stories to tell, and we shared so many wonderful meals in their beautiful home that Bill built with blood, sweat, and tears. Rosemarie would cook up the most delicious meals, with their massive fireplace that Bill built roaring, and we would eat until we couldn’t take another bite. She would pack up the leftovers for us to take home and we would enjoy them the next day. Bill had the best sense of humor. He was a very hard worker and built their “mansion” alone for the most part and was so proud of it. As time has a way of passing by and we were so busy raising our boys, our visits were fewer, but our memories remain as some of the best times we ever had together. My love to his family and Rest In Peace, Bill. Love, Nancy

  4. I will always remember Bill’s smile. He was a special guy, thoughtful, compassionate and kind. He was always a bright spot and will be missed.

  5. Billy, my dear old friend, you will be missed!
    We had great times together as apprentices and machinists in the Machine Shop and co-workers in the Shop’s Office. The pick-nicks with you and Rose Marie were unforgettable! My kids still remember all the great fun at the Barnes’ in Wetmore.
    Rose Marie, Debbie and family, Violet and I are so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a good person and a great friend!
    Sid and Violet

  6. Arnold and I are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a joy and good friend to us. He will surely be missed.
    Love Arnold and Linda Wolf

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