Barbara Joan Behunin Wimmer

1937 ~ 2022

Barbara Joan Wimmer (Behunin,) age 85, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at Truewood care center July 23, 2022. She was born on June 30, 1937 in Salt Lake City Utah. When she was 6 years old, she contracted Polio. At age 10, she was the Polio poster child for KSL radio. She was born with the natural talent of singing, but with Polio she didn’t pursue it as a profession. She never thought of Polio as a “handicap.” She did not like to wear leg braces and would try to walk without crutches. She met her sweetheart husband at Olympus High School and was married in the Salt Lake Temple. She had a wonderful marriage of 66 years. Her husband built a home on the White family farm in the East Millcreek area. She was a wonderful mother to her two children Michael and Shelley. She also raised her grandchild Sara and her great grandchildren T.J. and Jaxson.

She worked for Distinctive Catering and was co-owner with her husband of Best Buy Rental where she arranged silk flowers for weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) and sang in the Grandview Ward choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. She would sing at weddings, funerals and would dress up in elaborate costumes while singing at rest homes around the valley.

She is preceded in death by her parents Carlos Vardon Behunin and Edna Lucille Seamons, her siblings Bob Behunin, David Behunin, and Donna Behunin (Woolsey), her husband Bill Wimmer and her daughter Shelley Wimmer (Butterfield.)

She is survived by her son Michael Wimmer (Mary), her granddaughter Sara Haley (Tyson), and her great grandchildren T.J. and Jaxon Haley.

A viewing at 9:30 am, then Indoor services with an open microphone will be held at Larkin Mortuary 1950 E. 10600 S, Sandy Utah. Thursday June 28 starting at 10:00 am, followed by a dedicatory prayer at the Gravesite.

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we will miss you.Thanks for all the memories

- Perry Gygi