Steven Michael Barber, 64, of Oakhurst, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Oakhurst of Alzheimers.
Memorial services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 5 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Rick Lemberg
A celebration of life luncheon will be provided by the family immediately following the service. If Forest Service officials would like
to wear their uniform to commemorate his service in the United States Forest Service, they are welcome to. Additionally if former team
members of Coach Barber’s would like to wear a sports jersey they are welcome to wear the jersey of their choosing.
Steven Barber was born in Boulder, Colorado, to Donald Barber and Donna Teets on October 4, 1954. He went to high school in Lemoore and graduated with honors from Lemoore High School.
He married Laura Barber on May 25, 1974 in Lemoore. He graduated from Reedley College with an associates degree in forestry and worked as a Forest Service Sale Prep Forester and Logging Engineer in the Bass Lake and Mariposa Ranger District for the United States Forest Service for 40 years.
Coach Barber coached hundreds of Mountain Area children for Pop Warner football and Little League over 30 years. He maintained the Little League fields through countless summers of baseball seasons. He was Volunteer of the Year for Little League in 2003.
Steven Barber is remembered for his loyalty, hard work, sarcasm and generosity. His contributions to his community can be measured in the height and girth of the trees he loved and the hundreds of young people he mentored, and his family. His family was central to everything he did. He worked hard, played hard and ensured his legacy was preserved in the hearts of his wife and children. His family and community will always remember a life well lived.
Steven Barber was preceded in death by his father Donald Barber, his mother Donna Wilson and his brother Gregory Barber. Steven Barber is survived by his wife of 45 years Laura Barber, his daughter Kimberly Conway and son in law Arthur Conway, his daughter Rebecca Barber-Grabast and son in law Jon Grabast, his son Robert Barber and daughter in law Jenny Barber, his son Michael Barber, his sister Kelley Virden, and 9 beautiful grandchildren: Narayan Bibbo, Amelie Conway, Lillian Barber, Ariella Barber, Promise Barber, Noah Barber, Selah Barber, Destyni Grabast and Lincoln Barber.
The family respectfully asks that in lieu of floral arrangements, donations can be made to Youth With a Mission, 11141 Osborne Street, Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342.