John August Barlow
1937 - 2020
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JOHN AUGUST BARLOW John August Barlow, age 82, a long-time resident of Boulder City, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. John was born on November 12, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Clint and Hazel Barlow. He moved to Boulder City in 1942 and graduated from Boulder City High School in 1955. After studying Russian at the U.S. Army Language School at The Presidio of Monterey, California, he served three years in the U.S. Army as a Russian voice intercept operator for the U.S. Army Security Agency. He then spent the next 41 years of his life as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Boulder City from 1959 to 2000. A strong supporter of the second amendment, John was a member of the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club and a life member of the NRA. Upon his re-tirement, he received the Meritorious Service Award from the U.S. Postal Service for having the highest sick leave balance of over 4500 employees in Southern Nevada, and for working for over 40 years without an accident. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn; children, Julie (Robert) Murray and John (Pamela) Barlow; step-chil-dren, Tom (Debbie) Sullivan, Barry (Kelly) Sullivan, and Brigid (David) Joseph; grandchildren, Mitchell (Serretta) Barlow, Ashley (Kolby) Robinson, Torrey (Landon) Moyes), Melanie O'Connor, Whitney (Jeff) Cox, Aidan Murray, and Clairese Murray; step-grandchildren, Kira (Nathan) Keller, Shanna Sullivan, Kelsey (Anna) Sullivan, Michael (Karlee) McNeill, Shane Joseph, Sara Joseph, Alan Sullivan, Bryson Sullivan, and Kailey Sullivan; 16 great-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren. John is pre-ceded in death by his parents, Clint and Hazel Barlow. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later time after restrictions from COVID-19 have been lifted. Services are pending.


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Published in Boulder City Review on May 14, 2020.
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July 23, 2020
This is very sad to hear. I remember him being our mailman when we lived on Avenue B when I was a little girl. Whenever he'd see me in the store we'd always have an 'I love you' stand off, haha. Even when we'd bump into each other at the supermarket or on the street after I grew up into an adult. I am praying for his wife to find peace and calm in all of this, and that John rests in peace. He won't be forgotten.
Elizabeth
Acquaintance
June 5, 2020
John was my Mailman and Friend. He liked how I kept my Harley in my living room. These last few years he was a welcome member of the Senior Center and we ate many lunches there with friends. He's been gone one month now but we didn't know it because of the Covid-19 virus. I'll miss you ole buddy. I bet you're hanging out with Ben right about now. John was 'Good People'!
mark perry
Friend
May 14, 2020
Dear Carolyn, so sorry to hear about John. So long ago we were in the same class. My wife Lynne, daughter Christine and myself remember being together with you and John at the class 50 th reunion. We enjoyed your company and share your sorrow. William (Bill) Johnson.
William Johnson
Classmate
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