Anthony (Tony) David Barlow

5/29/1972 ~ 3/24/2020

Anthony (Tony) David Barlow, 47, of Ephraim UT, passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly on March 24, 2020.
Tony was born on May 29, 1972, in Tooele, UT, to David Harold and Karma Lee Barlow. He was the second of five children. Tony’s family moved to Ephraim when he was 5. Tony graduated from Manti High School in 1990. Following high school, he attended Snow College. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Peoria, IL. After completing Snow College, he attended Utah State University where he met his wife Shelly Reese Barlow. They were married in the Manti LDS Temple in 1996. Tony Graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1997. After Shelly finished school in 1998, they moved to Syracuse, UT where they lived for 19 years. His family was finally able to return to Ephraim in 2017. They had 3 beautiful children whom he loved. He spent all his time with his family. He loved the outdoors and adventure. He taught his kids to ride dirt bikes at a young age and the family would ride together often. He loved to fish and would always catch the most fish whenever they went out.
Tony will be best remembered for his ability to create and build anything and his willingness to always help his kids with any idea they had. He was often found welding whatever pieces of metal the kids wanted together to make some crazy invention they had. In his quiet way, Tony touched many lives. Tony was never about self-recognition, but he was always there to help anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife Shelly, his children Brayden (Ashlee), Owen, and Hannah. He is survived by his brothers Michael (Laura), Daniel, sisters Karen and Becky (Adam). He is also survived by his parents, David and Karma Lee Barlow of Ephraim, mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Diane Reese of Hyde Park, and many other loving family members.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1 PM (due to the current government restrictions, services will be for immediate family only) at the Ephraim Cemetery, 620 N Main Street Ephraim UT. A viewing will be held prior to the service at 12 PM at the Ephraim Cemetery (for immediate family only). Interment will be in Ephraim, Utah. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

12 Responses to “Anthony (Tony) David Barlow”

  1. Millie Savich Tomac says:

    David & Karma Lee….I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I pray that the good Lord will wrap his arms around you & give you the strength you need to cope with this terrible trial. May you find peace & comfort as you recall the many memories you shared.

  2. Larry & Margene Jackson says:

    Our prayers are for your family. We are so very sorry that you lost your young husband.
    May the Lord bless and help you during this time.

    Larry & Margene Jackson

  3. Kim Dalrymple says:

    Tony was so great to work with, he was so quiet yet so funny when you struck up a conversation with him. I will miss him greatly

  4. Judy oldroyd says:

    Dear Shelly, if a hug would help, I’d give you a million. May you find solace in the gospel of Jesus Christ my prayers are with you and your family.

  5. April Z Kendell says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts ache for your family. We love you all.

  6. Braithwaite says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Tony. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Please let us know if you ever need anything.

    Lyle & Jill Braithwaite

  7. Dave Lust says:

    My heart goes out toTony’s family and friends! He was taken from us to soon! What a wonderful life was lived and I’m sure he touched us all! What survives is his legacy! Sweet memories of a kind and caring man! A loving husband, son, father and brother! A good friend in time of need! Life goes on but Tony will be remembered by everyone that he graced with his presence! God bless Tony Barlow in Heaven!

  8. Wendy Hansen says:

    Karma and Dave:

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ted, Wendy & Lori Hansen

  9. Kerry & Carma Steck says:

    Dear Barlow Family,

    We wish to send you our sincere sympathy for your great loss.
    He will be missed!! Sending virtual hugs your way. (Wish they could be real, in person, hugs.)

  10. L Deane Smith says:

    I was shocked to hear of Tony’s sudden passing. I had lunch with him just a couple of weeks ago. We worked together for almost 10 years and he never wavered from his commitment to doing his best and always with a cheery smile.

    My deepest condolences to Shelly and to his children. He was most happy when planning or participating in the many family trips taken throughout southern Utah. He will be missed at DBH and most certainly at home.

  11. Debee Gold says:

    Tony was a wonderful colleague at DBH! His grin and humor was always appreciated as he brought his finance skills to clinical meetings. He would talk about his family, adventures, and you always knew where his truest convictions were focused. He loved his family….sincerest condolences to his wife, children, parents, and family.

  12. Ty Poulson says:

    My condolences to the Barlow family.