November Resident Spotlight: Colleen Barbakos
Colleen was born in Levan, Utah which is “navel” spelled backward being it’s the middle of the state! She was the 5th child born of 5 boys and 3 girls. Her grandmother owned the town store and has found memories of being able to help out at the store.
Colleen lived in Levan until the family moved to American Fork where her dad continued to farm and work at Geneva Steel. She started and graduated from American Fork High School where she made many lifelong friends. One of her best friends introduced Colleen to her cousin Chris. They fell in love and married in July of 1953. That union produced 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren who love and adore them!
Colleen and Chris served as missionaries in the Provo Tabernacle before it was made a Temple and then served as Temple Ordinance Workers at the Provo Temple for 10 years.
They have been able and loved to travel for the past 30 years, plus spending their winters in Arizona.
Now Colleen lives at Summerfield and she and Chris have been able to meet new friends and they appreciate the care given to her by the wonderful staff.