The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 538-39, published 1978
In a small cozy home nestled in the Sanpete Valley just north of Fairview, Utah on July 29, 1917, was born the youngest son of Rufus Orrin and Ella Bushman Barker. Arthur attended the elementary schools in Fairview and graduated from the North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant, Utah. As a senior he was a member of the high school Bookkeeping Team in the State Commercial Contest. Upon graduation, he attended Utah State College, BYU, and LDS Business College.
Arthur was called to serve a mission from 1939-41 in the Central States Mission, with headquarters in Independence, Missouri. His labors sent him into the following cities: St. Joseph, Clinton, and Kansas City, MO; and also to Enid, Shawnee, and Duncan, OK. After returning from his mission he was called to the Superintendency of the Fairview North Ward Sunday School; and he also served on the North Sanpete Stake Aaronic Priesthood Board.
World War II found him working for Remington Arms Company where he met Marian Madeline Anderson, whom he had known on his mission. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 20, 1943. To their family has since come six lovely girls. They moved to American Fork, Utah in 1947, where he owned and operated a jewelry store for eight years. He was a member of the American Fork Rotary Club. Under his direction, as a board member and president of the club, improvements on the city park were made. Arthur is presently employed at Hercules Powder Co. as a meteorologist.
His life has been filled with dedicated service to the Church in American Fork. He served eight years as a president in the 67th Quorum of Seventy, taught Sunday School, has been ward financial clerk for six years, and served in the Sunday School presidency of the American Fork First and Fifth Wards for six years.
Children of Arthur Eugene and Marian Anderson Barker:
Linda Rae Barker
Turley Jean Barker Mortensen
Sheryl Barker Crosby
Janell Marian Barker Rimington
Glenna Lynn Barker
Karen Kay Barker