Kline Porter ("Laddie") Barney, Jr., (88) left his physical body the morning of January 8th, 2023, in the presence of his family.
Born to Kline Porter Barney and Doris Lyle Nielsen–the second child and first son of seven children-–Laddie grew up in East Millcreek, Utah, and graduated from Granite High School in 1953. He attended the University of Utah in Civil Engineering under a naval scholarship, and graduated in 1957, entering the U.S. Marine Corps as First Lieutenant.
Kline married his High School sweetheart of 7 years, Cheryl Kathleen Taylor, in the Salt Lake Temple, June 14, 1957.
Stationed at Camp Pendleton as a combat engineering officer, he was Honorably discharged as Captain. He remained in Fallbrook, California and worked for the public utility district.
Kline entered the private sector in Civil and Environmental Engineering, eventually becoming CEO and President of Engineering Science (E.S.). He lived in Arcadia for 30 years, during which time E.S. later merged with Parsons. He retired in 1996 and moved back home to Salt Lake City in 1997.
An avid hiker and backpacker, Kline summited all the county high points in Utah and many other state high points. He took his family, scouts, and friends on various adventures in the mountains.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jeffrey and Richard; and sisters Patricia Grey and Kay Pratt. Survived by sisters Linda Stanford and Janeal Cannon; wife Cheryl; five children: Peter, Suzanne, Cathleen, Patrick and Andrew; and eight grandchildren.
Born to a great heritage of Pioneers and faithful to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kline served in many callings including twice as Bishop–first in Arcadia, California, and later in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In his own words: "Most of all, I enjoy being a husband and a father and serving in the Church, particularly in teaching the Gospel to others. I have been greatly blessed and attribute the good things in my life to be the result of following the Gospel Plan."
In lieu of flowers, we ask a charitable donation be made to https://www.latterdaysaintcharities.org/
A public viewing will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah from 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 AM at the Ensign Stake Center, 135 A Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, with a viewing one hour prior.
Prayers and condolences to the family.
Dear Cheryl and Family,
With hope in the Saviour, the wonderful friendship we share will be everlasting.
With love all,,
Joan and Neil
I have many fond memories of hiking with Uncle Laddie! Praying for all your family at this time.
After many nights eating dinner at a campfire, my role model and friend has moved on ahead as he usually was on the trail. Kline was the ultimate camper and climber. My memories of him are "locked in my vault of treasures". Cheryl was a companion early morning seminary teacher and my "go to" source for doctrinal issues. Love to your family.
My condolences to Kline's family. I am very sorry to hear of Kline's passing.
I am a Civil Engineer and one day I got an email from Kline and it said "are we related?" I responded back and it turns out we were related and ever since than. I have looked forward to meeting Kline and Civil Engineering functions, lunches, dinners and conferences and talking about family and Civil Engineering. I am disappointed I won't be able to attend the service as I will be out of town. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family.
I am sorry for your loss. My the comfort of our Heavenly Father be with you.
Many fond memories of Kline as a faithful, caring, hard working Saint. Please accept our condolences on your loss. May God be with you
I will always remember my good friend, Kline Barney. How can one forget those memorable backpacking trips into the High Sierras. Kline has earned the right to graduate into the next phase. I am sure he was received into a state of happiness where he can rest from all his troubles and sorrows. Barbara and I send are condolences to Sheryl and the rest of the family.
Cheryl and Family
What a beautiful life story in his obituary. I always loved his constant smile and kindness that seemed to emanate from his soul. I always remember seeing him in his boy scout outfit which I didn't fully appreciate until I found myself in Young Womens and going to camp! So grateful for his life, and for the influence you both had on mine. I remember my dad and mom both speaking so highly of you both and with great respect. Cheryl, forgive me for the absolute pill I was in Seminary - at that hour I don't know how you tolerated my behavior. I always "felt" something in seminary even when it didn't appear I was listening. Thank you for your dedication and long suffering. Sending love and hope for peace at this time. Jane
Sorry to hear of Laddie’s passing. I remember him from visits on Evergreen Ave. We also visited him and Cheryl on a family vacation to California where we admired their avocado trees. Please accept my condolences as I am unable to attend the funeral. I will miss seeing all of you especially Linda and Jan. May the Lord bless you at this difficult time.
Your cousin Colleen