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1959 Dean 2021

Dean Charles Barber

December 7, 1959 — June 23, 2021

Dean Charles Barber

December 7, 1959 – June 23, 2021


Dean Charles Barber of Naturita, Colorado passed away at home on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, he was 61 years old.

Dean was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Frank and Jean (May) Barber on December 7, 1959. Dean had six siblings, Kathy, Frank, Sandy, Anthony, Teresa, and Maria. Preceded in death: father Frank and siblings Kathy and Anthony.

Dean graduated from Greeley West High School in 1978 in Greeley, CO and was a well-known football athlete. Then, he went to play football and attend college at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO.

In 1988, Dean married Misti Miller and had a daughter Emily, and son, Michael. After their divorce, Dean returned to Grand Junction and continued to work as a concrete finisher in construction. You can see his concrete work along the western slope, areas including Telluride, Vail, Nucla, and Naturita.

Dean settled in the Nucla and Naturita area. He loved to watch football and hang out with his Labrador Retrievers, Hilary and Arnie. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his children and visiting Moab, UT.

Dean is survived by his mother Jean, brother Frank, sisters Sandy, Teresa, and Maria (Bill Davidovich), two children Emily Flanagan and Michael Barber, one grandchild Sebastian Flanagan, nieces Melissa Williams and Jeanie Davidovich, and nephew Matthew Davidovich.

Dean’s sense of humor was unmatched. He will live in his family’s hearts and memories forever.


Service Information

Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lakeview Cemetery

200 Eagle Way

Broomfield, CO 80020


Reception Information

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Broomfield Community Center – Fireside Lounge

280 Spader Way

Broomfield, CO


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hoof & Paw Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 292, Nucla, CO 81424.

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