Carla Rae Barnes

The world lost an amazing woman, Carla Rae Barnes, a longtime resident of Kanab, UT. It is with broken
hearts to announce that she unexpectedly passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022 after
long years with Crohn’s Disease. She absolutely held on until there was nothing more anyone on earth
could give to restore her health. Carla was 65 years old.
Carla was born on September 18, 1956 in San Bernardino, CA, where she grew up. Carla went to
Eisenhower High School where she met her sweetheart Jim E. Barnes, who she knew since the eight
grade and married him. She was always there to nurture Jim. They had many fun and adventurous
businesses together over the years including a waterpark in Northridge, CA, various go‐cart tracks, an
amusement park a half‐mile off shore in Hawaii called Hawaiian Ocean Thrills, Aloha Las Vegas (during
this time they signed Bruno Mars when he was twelve years old to impersonate Michael Jackson),
Legends in Concert in Hawaii, and even a zipline in Kanab, UT. They were married for 48 years.
Carla had a love for life. There are no words that could describe how loving, giving, caring and nurturing
Carla was as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was so tender, warm‐hearted and full of smiles even
when it was hard for her to give one. That smile was just beautiful. Everyone that crossed her path in
life loved her and her friendship. She had a way of lifting those around her.
Carla had an absolute love for football, especially the San Francisco 49ers. We doubt she missed a
game. She was always on the sidelines also cheering her kids on in sports as well. Let us tell you, that
was A LOT of games. She also served in the community whenever she could and was a cheerleading
coach for her daughters in Tahoe. She also loved to cook for all of us. Her favorite was to cook all of us
her tacos, rice and beans. Her favorite place she lived was in Tahoe. She had many great memories with
the family there, especially being out on their boat where she could get that golden tan.

A Mother First-
The calling, her favorite and most cherished, was that of a mother as she held her husband close to her
side. She was consistent in reminding her children that she was always there for them. She taught her
children to love, have optimism, the value of hard work, service to others, to be nurturing and to never
give up. She was always there to encourage and support them and was the first to be there when you
needed her. She kept all of her children close to her with a blanket of comforting love and acceptance
wrapped around them.
Those around her knew she would always greet you with her stunning smile and give you a hug. We will
celebrate her always.
Preceding her death are her parents, Rae LaVon Temple and Bob Temple and sister Lori Mastin. Carla is
survived by husband: Jim E Barnes, parents: Carl Lucey and Lorna Lucey as well as her brother Mike
Lucey and sister Sandy Paniagua. Carla is survived by her children: Shannon Rae (Barnes) Comstock, Lisa
Jane (Barnes) Galster, Jim E Barnes Jr., Justin Ellno Barnes and son‐in‐law, Michael Galster. Finally, Carla
is also survived by three grandchildren: Colin Comstock, Miles Comstock and Mason Galster as well as
cousins and many other family members.

To all that have reached out, we the family, couldn’t be more grateful for all of your kind words.
Funeral services will be held at 1435 South McAllister Drive, Kanab Ut at 3pm on March 5, 2022.

We love you Mema to the moon and back – Your husband, children and grandchildren



  1. Lisa Jenson March 4, 2022 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    On behalf of our entire team, please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow following your loss. We would like to wish you comfort during this difficult time. Aspire365

  2. Lisa Safley March 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    So very sorry, Carla is such a beautiful, kind person we will miss her.
    Praying for peace for you all.

  3. Dodie Parker March 10, 2022 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Carla is a ray of sunshine regardless of the weather. She carries herself in a way that instills comfort and confidence. If Carla was involved, you knew everything was going to be ok. She would accept nothing less. She accepted everyone and judged noone. I will miss her random, long phone calls, our chats about family, the 49ers and her smile. Love you sister!

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