Barbara Lynne Sharpe

2/20/1947 ~ 2/4/2021

Barbara Lynne Sharpe passed away February 4, 2021. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 20, 1947. She was the oldest adopted daughter of Maurice Nathan Cohn and Rhoda Lorene Walding. Her father was in the Air Force and they were sent over seas to Germany and France. In Germany, they added to their family a son and two more daughters. They returned to the United States an lived in several states. Her father retired while they were living in Sacramento, California. The family moved to the LaMesa area, where Barbara fell in love with the love of her life, Jim. They were married June 1, 1968, in the Los Angeles Temple. They are the proud parents of two children. Michael and Addie Sharpe. They started looking around for a place to start their own business and found a home in Ephraim.
Barbara loved the Gospel and had a simple but strong testimony. She held several positions in the Church and each was her favorite. Her greatest joy was her family. She also enjoyed playing pinochle with her friends. She was a member of the Red Hats Club and Daughters of the Utah Pioneer Club. She attended the Manti Temple every Tuesday.
Barbara is survived by her husband, son Michael and his wife Libbey; daughter Addie, and six grandchildren: Madison (Dallen) Zundel, Makayla (Zach) Farnsworth, Nathan Emfield, Maloree Sharpe, Lilly Emfield, Makenna Sharpe, and great grandson Marshall Zundel with another on the way; brother David Cohn (DeAnn); sister Wanda Allison (Doug); sister Ellen, and two beloved cousins, Vicki (Jon) Foote and George (Dee) Johnson; several nieces and nephews; and two dear, special walking friends. Til we meet again.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephraim 5th Ward Chapel (723 S 100 E). Viewings will be held Monday, February 8, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services both at the church. Interment in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Online condolences and live stream link at

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6 Responses to “Barbara Lynne Sharpe”

  1. Mimi Hancock says:

    Barbara was my visiting teacher for many years and we became close friends during that time. She knew my schedule well, and she knew what good times were to schedule a visit with me, especially during pageant time when she knew I would be super busy. She never forgot a birthday of me, of my kids or hubby. She was always here with a little gift on those days. She was also always over when she knew one of us was sick, bringing us things to make us feel better. She cheered my kids on in all that they were doing and kept up with them as they left home for missions and marriage etc. She was just what I needed in my life when we first moved here. She just came and immediately loved us and she never quit showing us that love. Barbara was a shining example of Christlike love and service. She made a difference in our lives and we will never forget that. We love her and will miss her so very much!
    Your family is in our prayers.
    Love, Mimi, Kelly, Alex and Dakotah Hancock

  2. Janet Bradshaw says:

    Barbara ans i were in the same ward when we were teenagers. She was a lot of fun and we had good times! She eventually married my brother Jim! Barbara was the closest thing to a sister that I ever had! Eventho we lived miles apart, we always remained close. We love her and her family so very much! Until we meet again sweet Barbara!

  3. Judy and Morris Wright says:

    Grateful Barbara became part of our lives when Michael married our daughter Libbey and we had a chance to interact many times with our beautiful shared granddaughters. I know how much they love her and we do as well. She always had a smile and a positive attitude as she encouraged her family and friends. She gave us many cherished Christmas decorations that are a part of our Christmas celebration and will always remind us of her. Barbara will be sorely missed by many who’s lives were brighter because of her.

  4. Vicki Foote says:

    When we were kids, Barbara was the one in charge when we all played together. She shepharded us all to the movies, settled our sqabbles, and was never heavy-handed with her authority. I yearned to be like her. I fell short of the mark, but she still inspired me as an adult. She was the glue that held all us kids together. She is forever in the fabric of my life and I love her ever so much. Good work, Barbara. I know you have a special place in heaven.

  5. Barbara was such a loving, kind, and fun person. She was a good neighbor. We feel privileged to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  6. Dearestfamily of. Barbara we are deeply sorry for your loss . May. God be with you during this time of sorrow