July 04, 1937 - December 22, 2021
July 04, 1937 - December 22, 2021
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of BARBARA ANN AMAZEEN of Mesa, Arizona on December 22, 2021, at the age of 84 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Bob Mitchell (Christine), Debbie Mitchell (Greg Canales), Scott Mitchell (Diane), LeighAnn Lenke (Randy); sister, Dixie Lee Kanagy, sister, Shirley Lou Weaver, brother, DeWight Dale Perkins (Judy), 12 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren, nieces & nephews, numerous relatives and lots & lots of friends.
Barbara Ann, who some liked to call “The Queen”, or “Barbie Doll”, was born in Washington, DC on July 4, 1937, to her late parents DeWight & Helen Perkins.
In her early years she lived in South Dakota near Wind Cave National Park then on to Denver, Co. As a teen her family moved to Winslow, AZ where she began her legacy of hard work and social butterflying. After marrying her high school sweetheart, they settled in the Valley to raise their 4 children. She served in numerous roles in their church as a Sunday school teacher, camp counselor, mentor, and friend. She was also a girl scout leader and actively involved in her children’s lives all while working 2-3 jobs and entertaining guests at her frequent dinner parties. She later enjoyed living and working in Sacramento, CA and returned to Arizona in 2004 where she continued working and focusing on spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. After retiring from a lifetime of hard work, she was able to spend more time in her women’s Bible study groups, card groups and fun social groups. Her passion was learning! She most enjoyed researching anything pertaining to God’s Word, Jesus, health, nutrition, and food!! She was always the most positive person in the room and brought joy to everyone in her life. Her family and God’s Word meant everything to her, and her life revolved around them. She will be tremendously missed by all who had the honor and pleasure of knowing her.
To find the Jesus that made our beloved Mom shine so brightly, please visit:
http://www.desiringgod.org and http://www.hopeoftheworld.org
1 responses to Barbara Amazeen
March 9, 2022
I am the most fortunate of children to have been born to this woman of God. She sought nothing as fervently as she did to know her Savior and Lord and live a life pleasing to Him. I say she succeeded. She was a bright Son-shining light in a world of darkness. I will miss you my dear sweet Mother, until that glorious day when we will embrace once more and never let go if we so choose. My tears are held in the hands of my awesome Creator and my regrets rest at His feet. I’m sorry for the times my patience and grace were more than lacking. You always ALWAYS showed me grace and love and patience and understanding. In you I had a best friend and confidante. I suspect I will grieve for a lifetime while at the same time rejoice in our salvation. Thank you for teaching me the ways of the Bible and the Jesus within. I am forever grateful for you and your immense influence on my life and the lives of my children and grandchildren. You loved your family and friends better than anyone I have ever known. I thank the Lord that you struggle no more in this world. I hate the way you were taken but I don’t claim to understand His ways. You are forever loved, honored and respected by me – Your LeighAnn