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Barney Barnes

March 14, 1943 - May 25, 2012
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Fred (Barney) Lee Barnes, 69 years, of Golconda, passed in his home, Friday, May 25, 2012. Barney was born in Berkley, California, Mar. 14, 1943 to Fred and Dorothy Barnes. Shortly after, they moved to Oakland California. Where he, and his brother Jeff went to elementary school. After moving from Oakland by the age of 8, the family moved to Alturas, California for several years. In 1953, they moved to The Ashdown Mine outside of Denio, NV. Barney and Jeff attended school in Denio before moving to Winnemucca, NV. In 1954 they were joined by their brother Pete. Barney joined the National Guard in 1964 along side with his friend Larry...
Fred (Barney) Lee Barnes, 69 years, of Golconda, passed in his home, Friday, May 25, 2012.

Barney was born in Berkley, California, Mar. 14, 1943 to Fred and Dorothy Barnes. Shortly after, they moved to Oakland California. Where he, and his brother Jeff went to elementary school. After moving from Oakland by the age of 8, the family moved to Alturas, California for several years. In 1953, they moved to The Ashdown Mine outside of Denio, NV. Barney and Jeff attended school in Denio before moving to Winnemucca, NV. In 1954 they were joined by their brother Pete.

Barney joined the National Guard in 1964 along side with his friend Larry Tregellas. They were in the motor pool together for the next 6 years. He spent some years working at Getchell Mine before moving to Battle Mountain where he worked at Duval Copper Mine. In this time he met Linda Vincent, and had his first daughter Kristy.

In 1972 Barney moved to Green River, Wyoming working for Stauffer Chemicals along with his brothers Jeff and Pete. By 1980 he had moved to California and hooked up with his cousin John that he had not been around from the time he was in Oakland. Barney had a wide range of interests that included, deep sea fishing on a trawler, working for a crop duster, and building electric cars.

Eventually he moved back to Golconda, where he met Marti and they had two children Robby and Lacey. At that time Barney was employed for Santa Fe Gold as a mechanic before becoming a Haul truck driver for Newmont, where he would eventually retire.

In his father's tradition, he enjoyed building Hot Rods and working on vehicles. He thoroughly enjoyed racing and built a race truck for the eighth mile track in Winnemucca. Barney loved being retired and spending time with his friends and racing buddies.

Barney is survived by his three children Kristy Sims (Jim): Robby Barnes and Lacey Barnes. 8 grandchildren and brother Pete.

"I first met Fred over 25 years ago. And over the years from time to time I would hear a little about him from Kristy and Linda. But I really got to know..." Gary Bonner (Nampa, ID)

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