MayDell Ward Wharton Barfus


MayDell Ward Wharton Barfus, 83, passed away Wednesday March 16, 2016 in Providence, Utah, due to incidence of age. Born to Joseph Weldon Ward Sr. and Annie A. Evans in Malad, Idaho. She was the youngest of 11 children. She had nine half siblings and one full sister. Her older half siblings loved her dearly and she never considered any of them as half siblings. Growing up MayDell spent most of her days working with her dad on the family sheep ranch. She especially loved caring for the baby lambs. She graduated from Malad High School where she gained an intrest for music. She participated in choir and played clarinet in the band. She also sang at community and social events in a triple trio. She married Kennith L Wharton December 27, 1950 in the Logan LDS temple. They were blessed with three children Sinthia Ann, David Craig, and Patricia Lindell. Her and Ken would later divorce. MayDell was a homemaker and worked in a variety of positions at many Malad business. She was one of the first EMTs in the Malad valley and served many through the ambulance service. Her love for music continued well past high school, she sang in the community choir and was a chorister with other local organizations for close to 50 years. Her other hobbies included sewing, crocheting, quilting, canning, and family history research. But her greatest interest and joy was serving her family and friends. She remarried on June 26, 1982, to Loyd C. Barfus of Logan, Utah. They both enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors. She is preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings and two husbands. MayDell is survived by one sister Donna Bowen of Malad, Idaho. Her three children, Sindy (Tom) Munns of Garland Utah. David (Marla) Wharton of West Valley City, Utah. Lindell (Ruben) Guerrero of Pocatello Idaho. 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. The family would like to give a special thanks to her nurse Carl Wall, and Rocky Mountain Hospice and the staff at Cash Valley Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS 6th Ward Chapel.400 N. 200 W. Friends may visit with the family at the church Monday evening from 6-8 p.m and Tuesday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service.

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