Date of Birth: September 21, 1932
Date of Death: March 16, 2023
Barbara Lydia Lond, 90 of Peoria, Arizona passed away Thursday, March 16th peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her residence. Born September 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Eugene and Inez Beach of Detroit Michigan. She graduated from Detroit High School of Commerce in 1951, married in 1963, and retired in 1994 from Arizona State Agriculture, where she worked as an administrator for 22 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard Charles Lond, Brother Eugene Beach Jr. and daughter Laurie Marentette. She is survived by her three daughters, Bobbi Barnhill and husband Jeff, Kimberly Zitzmann and husband Kenneth, Jennifer Palmo and Todd, sons Martin C Lond and Christopher Lond. Grandchildren Jason and Melissa Lond, Lindsey, Jessica and Kristin Barnhill, Karista and Kayla Palmo, Deja Hall Lond and Andrea Lond Jones, Ricky, Rebecca and Rachael Marentette and 13 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday, March 29th from 9:30-11:30 AM, at the West Valley Chapel located at Best Funeral Services, 9380 West Peoria, Peoria, Arizona 85345. Followed by internment at the Holy Redeemer Cemetary located at 23015 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cleft Palate Charity, https://www.operationsmile.org
Barb was a great lady. We had the opportunity for her to be with us in Texas, Italy and Australia along with memorable times in Florida. She was always filled with get up and go and loved being around her children and grandchildren. She will truly be missed and can now enjoy her time in heaven. Rest in peace, we will think of you often.
Barb will be greatly missed. I have such fond memories of our time together. She was like a mom to me growing up, I cherished her advice. I will miss her laugh and smile. God speed Barb til we meet again. Love Donna
My deepest heart felt condolences to my sisters, Jennifer, Kim and Bobbie and my brother Marty.
Barb was a great mother and gave everything she had to her children! Always very loving and considerate.
It was nice to get to see her and spend time with her here in Michigan with Lisa and son Christopher Lond.
She loved going to church with us and singing the songs. While here, she got to see her grandson Jason and great grandson Chevy.
Barb will be missed!
2 Corinthians 5:6–8
 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,  for we walk by faith, not by sight.  Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (ESV)
Barb and Rich always treated me as one of the family when visiting the great state of Arizona. Her kindness and hospitality will be missed greatly. My deepest sorrow for the loss of this great lady.
My heartfelt condolences to you Bobbi and your entire family. Your mom was such a sweet and fun lady to be around. I just loved her visits to Texas and the meals and talks we shared….oh, and the way she indulged us on our crazy escapades to buy the winning lottery ticket! Big hugs to you all as you prepare to say goodbye and celebrate your mother’s very full life.
Love you so much!
Barbara was my very dear friend for 50 years! We shared our joys and sorrows, with much laughter in between.
I enjoyed her fun loving good nature. We shared many adventures….fishing (I fished and Barbara lounged), traveling, swimming, hiking.
Barbara was an endearing soul with a beautiful smile. She lived a full life. Now she is resting in the arms of her Savior.
You will always be in my heart, my friend, until we meet again.
My sincere condolences to the Lond, Barnhill, Zitzmann, and Palmo families.