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Leah Dawn Barney Martinez gained her angel wings on January 25, 2022.
Leah was born on July 24, 1954 to Lela Taylor and Elmer Barney in Richfield, Utah.
Leah married Joe Martinez on August 19, 1981. Together they raised her 3 children from a
previous marriage and had 2 more boys. They moved to Grantsville, Utah in 1985, then later
made their home in Tooele, Utah.
Leah was an amazing woman who loved her husband, children, and grandchildren with all of
her heart. She was very outspoken and full of life. If you had the pleasure of knowing Leah you
would have known she was a firecracker and never held back. She loved to dance and enjoyed
jamming out to Mexican music. She enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and she would
go to the end of Earth to protect those whom she loved and cared about.
Leah is survived by her husband, Joe Martinez; her children Tracy Ramos, Teresa Jacobs,
Anthony (Marci) Martinez, and Joseph Martinez; her 13 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren
with one on the way; many nieces and nephews; and her brothers and sisters in-laws.
She is preceded in death by her son Mike Ramos; parents Lela and Elmer Barney; mother in
law Macedonia Martinez; her 11 brothers and sisters, Jerry Barney, Colleen Bird, Lynn Barney,
Utahna Barney, Larry Barney, Betty Ortez, Judy Barney, Jay R. Barney, Kent Barney, Janice
Barney, and Rex Barney; brother-in-law, Charlie Martinez; and sister-in-law, Rosalind Garcia.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Tooele Utah North
Stake Center, 580 N. 270 E. Tooele, Utah.

Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 435-884-3031


  • Raymond Gren Posted January 29, 2022 3:07 am

    So sorry for your loss ????

  • Matt Lawrence Posted February 5, 2022 12:16 am

    Joe I am so sorry for your loss. Leah has always been your sweetheart. I have such good memories of the times we were together. God is holding Leah in his arms. God bless you my friend.

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