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Mary Barnes, mother of Eagle woman, 1928 – 2005

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Special to the Daily David Arlie Barnes, who died in 2004, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hendicks Barnes, who died Feb. 10.
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Mary Elizabeth Hendricks Barnes of Pinehurst, N.C., died on Feb. 10. She was 77. Barnes was born on Jan. 25, 1928 in Ventura, Calif., to William Earl and Elizabeth Trent Hendricks. She graduated from Duke University, where she met her husband, David Arlie Barnes, in 1949. Later, in 1981, she earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She lived in Rochester, Minn., for 38 years, and retired in Pinehurst, where she and her husband lived for 17 years.Barnes was a scholar in Greek mythology and literature, and taught seminars on those subjects at Sandhill Community College. She was an active member of the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities and an officer of the English Speaking Union, Sandhill, N.C. Branch. Mary and Dave Barnes were avid golfers. On one lucky round at Singletree in Edwards, in the late-1980s, Dave stepped up to the tee on a par three and sank his tee shot for a hole-in-one.

Barnes was preceded in death by her husband in 2004. She is survived by her three children, David Storey Barnes and his wife, Mary Helen, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Elizabeth Trent Barnes Cochrane and her husband, Tim, of Eagle, and Robert Arlie Barnes and his wife, Gayle, of Atlanta; her eight grandchildren, Trent, Laura, and Katie Barnes, Erin, Mary, and Megan Cochrane, and Lindsey and Hailey Barnes; and her niece, Linda Burwell of Raleigh, N.C.For 25 years, they never missed a golf outing to the Vail Valley. They truly enjoyed Eagle, and visiting their grandchildren, here.

A service was held in Pinehurst, N.C., on Feb. 14 at United Methodist Church. Donations can be made to an educational fund being set up for Erin, Megan, and Mary at P.O. Box 3065, Eagle, CO, 81631.Vail, Colorado


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