Dr. Donald Richard Barber

Jun 08, 1936 - Jun 13, 2020


Born: Chicago, Illinois Passed Away: Phoenix, Arizona Dr. Donald Barber, 84, was gently carried into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Phoenix, AZ. After a very active and family-filled life, he had been slowed of late by a diagnosis of mild dementia, and, u...

Dr. Donald Richard Barber

June 08, 1936 - June 13, 2020


Susan Ongley June 23, 2020

I just celebrated my 69 birthday. I will celebrate 40 years as a child of God in August. Dr. Barber sat quietly in a corner of Mr Sandhouse’s office pray for my salvation and prayed with me that day to receive Christ as my Savior. I am one of the jewels in the crown Dr Barber will lay at Jesus feet. My the love of Christ be your peace and comfort.

Linda Wise June 18, 2020

Dr, Barber was always pleasant and encouraging, an excellent representative of Keswick, and yet able to be firm enough when he needed to be. He was missed when he left us, but I know he was still serving God wherever he was. Such a fine Christian man.

Eleanor Baumner June 18, 2020

Loved working at Keswick Christian School for 35 years! Many of those years were under the leadership of Dr. Barber!❤️❤️

Debra barber June 17, 2020

Our family vacation to MO

Adam Pitts June 17, 2020

My Name is Adam Pitts and I help lead worship for Special Ministries at Scottsdale Bible church. I may not have had much time to know Don but I did have a chance to know him and the times we spent together were always filled with Joy and He was always an incredible presence to be around! He brought a sense of humor and a way to share joy with others that you just don’t see in a lot of people! One of my favorite memories of Don is I attended a Diamondbacks-Cubs game at Chase Field a year or two ago and Don was very passionate about his sports teams anyone who knew him would know that in an instant He Loved Cubs Baseball and I know for me it was a joy to be able to provide tickets for him and the Meyers to see His Cubbies at Chase Field during the regular season because those are the games that matter most before post season it was such a joy to provide him that experience because the Meyers had previously taken me to the Cubs spring facility for a game that year! Well on the way home from this Dbacks-Cubs game (A game the Diamondbacks won) Don though disappointed the cubs lost he still had a lot of fun and you could tell in his joy after the game and the way he joked with me afterwards He and Brian’s Dad Dave Joked with me after the game “Well, I guess we can’t take Adam to games anymore” lol it was so funny and it was the joke of the car ride home and we all were just having so many laughs and were joyful about it! But he was such an incredible man of God and you could tell he Loved his family He always made you feel welcome the minute you stepped into his presence and he will be missed by all who had a chance to know him! Fortunately we have the Hope, Joy and Honor of being a Child of God and seeing Don in Heaven again one day and I can only imagine the joy he is experiencing now being in the presence of His Savior free of pain 😊

Jim Barber June 17, 2020

Jerry andJoy Lancaster June 16, 2020

As parents of 3 daughters who are KCS graduates, I don't remember attending very many events where the Barbers, both Marcia and Don, were not in attendance. This includes sporting events, dramatic performances, chapel, graduations, just ANY way that they could show their love and support for their students. Precious memories of both of these dear people! Jerry and Joy Lancaster

Bill Barber June 16, 2020

A better and more loving brother no guy could ask for. 3 1/2 years older then me, not only my brother, but my friend, and when we were kids the big brother who always looked out for his little brother. I am so glad that I called him from here in Delaware on Monday his 84th birthday, shortly before he needed to be taken to the hospice where he passed into the arms of our Lord and Savior. Love you always Don. Bill

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