Dora Burgess Barnes

Dora Dee Burgess Barnes, Age 52, passed away on February 14, 2018 from Influenza B and Pneumonia.  Dora was born September 19, 1965 in Montrose Colorado to David and Helen  Burgess .  She graduated with her High School Diploma in the class of 1983

Dora’s hobbies included camping, fishing, hunting, singing to old time music in remembrance of her father, canning, cooking, helping others, and most importantly spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved grandbabies Emmett Barnes, LynnDe Aguilar, and Rylynn Hacking.  Dora’s  life revolved around her family and the outdoors.  We will miss her dearly and will always keep her in our thoughts.

Dora is survived by her husband Jay Lynn Barnes of Vernal.  Her children: Delynn Barnes (Rico) Aguilar of Roosevelt, Zackariah David (Marci) Barnes of Vernal Nyshia Marie (Aaron) Hacking of vernal, Kira Lynn Barnes of Vernal; her mother Helen Burgess of Murray; brother John Burgess of Arkana, and sister Mary Burgess of Murray.

Dora is preceded in death by Dora’s father David Burgess and Brother Scott Burgess.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11AM at the Ashley Valley Funeral Home, 410 North 800 West.  A visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening from 6-8PM and Tuesday 9:45-10:45AM all at the mortuary.  Interment will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.  Services have been entrusted to the care of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.