obit tim barney jpeg croppedTimothy David Barney, a 27-year resident of Edgewood, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sept. 5 at the age of 59. He was born June 25, 1956 in Albuquerque. On June 3, 2001, Tim married Shirley Goodyear. Tim is survived by his wife, Shirley Barney of Edgewood; daughter Elizabeth Barney of Albuquerque; daughter Chanda Shaw and partner Jessica Dunn of Albuquerque; and daughter Brandy Shaw and husband Collin James of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Danny Welch, Madison James, Brooklyn James and Charlotte Shaw-Dunn; his mother Jeanne Buchly and husband Dan of Rio Rancho; his father David Barney and wife Norma of Placitas; and his sisters April Barney Kraus of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jamie Beckstrom and husband Rick of Albuquerque; along with numerous family members including cousins, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and Shirley’s parents, sisters and brothers. Tim was preceded in death by his uncle, Peter Barney and wife Arlene, and his paternal grandfather. Col. Robert S. Barney and his wife Blanche. Tim was known for his good nature, sense of humor, and his love of life. As a handyman and pool man, Tim’s customers appreciated and applauded his innate abilities and MacGyver-like qualities in troubleshooting and finding unique and creative solutions while fixing things. No task was too challenging for Tim. Tim had a heart of gold. His presence will be profoundly missed. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service on Sept. 26 at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty at 1 p.m. A remembrance gathering will be held in Edgewood at the family home following the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]