Abraham Nephi Barlow

1996 ~ 2020


Dec. 11, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
14055 South 1300 West, Bluffdale, UT
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  • Beloved son, brother, cousin, nephew and friend, Abraham Nephi Barlow passed from this earth on December 4, 2020. Abe was the first born to Maryanne Nielsen and Samuel Barlow. After an 11-year wait, he arrived on October 26, 1996. Abe was a happy child, easy going and pleasant.

    Abe was easy to love, unassuming and gentle, he offended no one and was loved by everyone. He did not seek the spotlight and did not like being fussed over. He was a responsible person, saved his money and worked hard, gaining his journeyman plumber’s license in 2019.

    He was a man of few words, but he was kind and treated others with an affability that was his trademark. He loved food and enjoyed cooking and eating together with his family. His appetite for food was only matched by his appetite for life. He loved working on his car, playing basketball and doing outdoor activities. He rarely passed up an opportunity to go fishing or hiking. Abe was especially close to several cousins who were more like brothers to him. Abe, Sam Barlow, Johnny Barlow and Brady Barlow spent many happy hours together.

    In April of 2020, Abe was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. He was determined to try anything and everything in his quest to overcome his illness. He was constantly researching new cures. After an unsuccessful treatment of radiation and chemotherapy, he began multiple regimens, including extreme diets, vitamin C infusion, light therapy, hyperbaric chamber treatments and many, many more. His symptoms continued to worsen over the months as he lost motor control over his body. Throughout his entire ordeal he was optimistic, patient and full of good humor. He was rushed to the hospital on November 8 for pneumonia. He was released a week later and spent his last three weeks at home lovingly cared for by his family. He expressed his gratitude many times a day and was full of love for his family. He finally succumbed to the pneumonia on the morning of December 4, 2020, passing peacefully, surrounded and held by his mother, father, brother and sisters.

    He is survived by his parents, Sam Barlow and Maryanne Nielsen, his siblings, Lynnette, Nellie and Peter and his stepfamily, including Jim Cox and his 10 children.

    There will be a viewing held on Friday December 11, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 14055 South 1300 West in Bluffdale Utah. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 12 pm. Due to circumstances beyond our control, only immediate family will attend the Saturday service.

    Please leave a condolence or share a favorite memory of Abe with the family at larkincares.com


    I'm so sorry for your loss. Abe truly was one of a kind. I never heard a negative thing from him, always optimistic and up beat. He was very kind, friendly, never judged, helpful, and very very giving. He really was a great example of how everyone should be. We will all miss you Abe. Rest in peace my friend.

    - Nikolas Page

    Dear Maryanne,
    From working under you at school, I have a very deep love for you and yours. Please know that we would do almost anything for you, to help in any way we could. God bless you and yours.

    - Leann Walters

    Sending you so much love Sam and Maryann. I haven't known him for quite a few years but it sounds like he was a wonderful young man. Hugs to you all.

    - Robin N. Blackmore

    I met Abe for the first time in January and I vividly remember thinking, that is a kind and wonderful young man. I could tell right off the bat, he was genuine and loving. I thought to myself, Sam, you did a good job with that young man. I could tell by his countenance and his personality Abe was special. Heaven needed a special Plumber. We love you all. Love Jerry & Stacy Krahenbuhl

    - Jerry Krahenbuhl

    Abe’s pleasant optimism and genuine love for others reflect the love and devotion exemplified by his parents. He will be sorely missed.

    - Nancy Z Nielsen

    I worked with Abe quite a bit a number of times and all the things people have said about him here are true. I was shocked and saddened when I heard what happened. I'm truly sorry for your loss, Sam.

    - Dustin Galloway

    How I loved Abe! I was his teacher years ago! Such a bright, happy boy! Such a joy! I will miss him very much! My heart goes out to his family! Gid bless and comfort!

    - Marta Barlow

    Sam and Maryanne, I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. I am at a loss for words. You are in my thoughts. Love you always.

    - Amy Fish (Bray)

    I am so sorry for your loss! Your family has been part of the Paradigm family for many years and I have always deeply admired the closeness you all share. I'm grateful that you all have each other to help each other grieve. Sending you much love and condolescences during this time.

    Nicole Cavallaro
    Teacher at Paradigm High School

    - Nicole Cavallaro

    Sending our condolences to Abe's dear family, and wrapping my heart around his beautiful mamma tonight. Abe sounds like an incredible guy Maryanne.

    - Susan Mackert

    While I didnt know Abraham other than family reunions his Father Sam is my cousin whom I admire so much. Sam I know your son was so loved because he had so much in common with you.
    May you be blessed with peace

    - Kerry Bray

    Dear Sam and Maryanne,
    I'm very sorry about Abe. i couldn't come to the viewing tonight but I'm glad Jake and the boys could go. We'll miss seeing Abe at the barbeques. My mom told me to tell you both tonight that she sends her love and condolences to you. I would have delivered the message but my son was running a fever.
    We love you all and we pray for comfort for your family during this difficult time. 💕

    - Beth Barlow

    Although I didn’t know Abraham personally, I know his Father Sam, and I am very sorry for you and your great family’s loss. I attended the viewing and met Abraham’s family and can tell that his family is surrounded by amazing people and love. My condolences to all. Stay Strong and keep smiling Sam and family! - Marty Ellis

    - Marty Ellis

    Dear Sam and Mayanne, We are so very saddened to hear of your loss. We know there are no words to describe what you are feeling..... this next April will be 20 years since our son was called home with a similar situation.... Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With love, Jared and Janette

    - Jared Barlow

    Dear Sammy and family,
    Our hearts are filled with love and prayers for you and your family. Losing a child leaves such a hole in your heart, but knowing the peace your loved one is experiencing in heaven makes it a little easier to bare. Reading about his life and character does not surprise us because from the time you were small, you were a kind, caring boy. Your son followed in your foot steps. We remember you! Bless you and your family through this tough time of loss. We send our love.

    - Brent and Joenne Rice