Barbara Ann Sargeant Aikin



Barbara Ann Sargeant Aikin, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Taylorsville, Utah.

Born May 16, 1922, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Earnest W. and Thelma Wheeler Sargeant. On Sept. 4, 1949, in Seymour, she married Robert Avril Aikin, and they raised two sons, Andy Aikin Wells and Stephen Matthew Aikin.

She attended Seymour High School; Purdue University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree; and University of Wisconsin, where she earned a Master of Science degree in microbiology.

Barbara was an excellent student, and she excelled to valedictorian of her high school class. Robert and Barbara lived in Denver and moved and settled in the San Diego County area, where Barbara worked for Convair Aeronautics and Schripps Clinic in San Diego. After retirement, they moved to Murray, Kentucky, then to Las Cruces, New Mexico and finally to West Jordan, Utah, where Robert passed away in July 2011.

Barbara was a member of Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Holladay, Utah. She loved attending church and enjoyed her church family.

Survivors include her sons, Andy (Karen) Wells and Stephen (Lori) Aikin; four sisters, Nancy Bishop, Sally Reeves, Cynthia (Lynn) Schrier and Judy (Hoyal) Lockett; four grandsons, Justin (Farrah) Wells, Trevor (Misty) Aikin, Stephen Aikin and C.J. Strong; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Holladay, Utah.

Interment was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.

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