Home OBITUARIES Mona Ann Barnwell, 76, of Denver, CO

Mona Ann Barnwell, 76, of Denver, CO

by MyParisTexas

Mona Ann Barnwell, 76, of Denver, CO, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Ms. Barnwell, the daughter of Samuel Moran Barnwell and Charlene Capitola Ham Barnwell, was born February 28, 1942, in Detroit, TX.

Mona Ann graduated from Detroit High School in 1959 and from Paris Junior College in 1961. She attended nursing school in Massachusetts and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years. At the age of 61, she returned to school and became a Registered Nurse. She retired from Rose Medical Center of Denver, CO, following a career that spanned 42 years.

Mona Ann enjoyed gathering with friends and family and was known for her sense of humor and laughter. She loved holding and singing to babies, whether it be the infants in the hospital or one of her many nieces or nephews. She was an avid sports fan, especially following the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandmother Mary C. Barnwell, and siblings David Barnwell, Frank Barnwell, Mary Drew Gibson, and Michael Barnwell.

Survivors include her siblings Ruth Garrison of Detroit, TX, and Neil Victor Barnwell and wife Gail of Bogalusa, LA, along with many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at the First Christian Church in Detroit, TX, on Wednesday, January 16, at 3:00. Interment will be at the Detroit Cemetery. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com

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Janine Smith January 15, 2019 - 1:52 am

Mona was a co-worker of mine for many years at Rose Medical Center here in Denver. I also went back to school with her for our Registered Nurse Degrees.
Mona was a hard worker and cared for her patients deeply. She loved the babies, especially the larger babies. She would sing to them whether they were fussy or not. I will miss her humor and friendship. I am sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

Deb Kellam January 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

Mona will be missed forever. Her wonderful wit and perception and kindness were unequalled. Her Texas accent made every conversation fun and oh how I’ll miss her voice, her smile, her eyes, her compassion. She must be enjoying all her loved ones who were meeting her at Heaven’s Gate! I’m happy for her but feel the huge void she left. God bless her family.

Diana Schakel January 15, 2019 - 8:56 am

Mona you will be missed. I loved working with you at Rose Medical Center. I know you are with the Lord now no more pain . Hug everyone there for me. Someday I will see you again. Praying for your family . You will always be remembered

susan wallner January 15, 2019 - 5:57 pm

As an RN at Rose hospital, I got to know Mona well, not only did it mean extra help when she would come to the unit as a float, but in the early 80’s she was my caretaker when I had some surgery. We crossed paths again when she volunteered to lead the Retired Nurses group. She was always very efficient and never pretentious. I’ll miss her.

Beth and Pete Holden January 16, 2019 - 6:59 pm

Mona became a very special part of our family many years ago. She, our two girls and I would enjoy wonderful days at the Denver Zoo or Heritage Square, having fun and enjoying great picnic lunches. She would occasionally join us here at home for dinner and especially enjoyed our homemade coleslaw and special cauliflower with cheese sauce. We will all miss her terribly.

Beth and Pete Holden

Leonard Guzman April 22, 2019 - 1:04 am

Mona was a part of my work life for 32 years at Rose Medical Center. She was a part of my wonderful life for longer than that. She always had a smile and embodied the true spirit of nursing with her care and support of the patients and families she so efficiently served. A life-long care giver she is now in the eternal care of her maker and rests, forever in His arms. All my love Mona, until we meet again.


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