Barbara Joanne Mila

1938 ~ 2022

Barbara Joanne Mila departed to the other side of the veil December 27, 2022 she was born on April 21, 1938 to Walter Stephen Warren and Alice Clayton Warren. In 1941 Barbara became a big sister to her only sibling Douglas Stephen Warren. Her parents and brother all preceded her death. Barbara's education was very extensive she graduated high school in Missoula Montana class of 1956. She graduated from BYU with her BA in History and received her Teaching Certificate in 1960. She was called to serve in the South West Indian mission in 1963. Upon serving the Navajo people she fell in love with the culture and later returned to start her career in teaching. Barbara furthered her education and received her Masters from the University of Utah.
On October 18, 1971 she married Finau Fatafehi Mila. March 23, 1979 Walter Stephen Mila was brought into her life as her only son. November 2007 Finau Fatafehi Mila and Barbara Mila were sealed for all time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Utah Temple.
Barbara dedicated her life to her callings in the Church especially in the primary. Her greatest joys were teaching young children. She had many hobbies reading, painting, pottery, cross stitching and enjoying the outdoors.
Barbara's greatest loves were her Grandchildren they brought so much joy and happiness into her life.
Barbara lived a long and fulfilling life and had a strong and firm testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ.


I got to know Barbara while working at This Is The Place Heritage Park. I grew to really love and appreciate her and her talents. She was one to always "say it like it was" but was almost always correct. She was erliable and fun. I am so sorry you lost a beautiful woman from your family. I have many fond memories of her and our visits. She will be greatly missed.

- Viki Strong

To Steve, Hola and the children
It is with deep sympathy that I send this note to say farewell to Barbara. Thank you, Barbara, for your love and time shared with many of us when we met up during the Lavulo reunions.
May you rest with peace and love. Fiefia 'a Fatafehi ia

'Ofa atu
from your Orange Ohana from Atlanta

- Amelia Kinahoi Siamomua