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Klayson Auna Barlow

Barlow Klayson obit

Klayson Auna Barlow, age 31 of Surprise, Arizona died February 18, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born February 17, 1989, in Savannah, Georgia, the youngest of three sons born to Gregory and Vyan (Auna) Barlow. As a young boy, he lived in Arlington, Texas where he earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of eight.   His family moved to Peoria, Arizona in 1997 and he attended schools there through his junior year at Sunrise Mountain High School. He enjoyed scouting and was proud to have earned his Eagle Scout Rank.   As an athlete, he enjoyed a variety of sports. He enjoyed playing tennis and volleyball in high school. As an accomplished volleyball player, he moved to the east side of the valley to play on a more competitive team and graduated from Highland High School. He attended Glendale Community College for a year, then went on to work in a variety of jobs.

Klayson loved to laugh and have fun. He enjoyed camping, riding dirt bikes, and paintballing with his dad and brothers. He loved to fly and was a licensed pilot in both airplanes and helicopters. He was very patriotic and proud of the military and law enforcement service of his grandfathers, father, brothers, and extended family.

Klayson was a father and an uncle. He became a father in 2014. His time with Michael was short as Klayson relocated to Arizona. He spoke often of his love for his son and his desire to be a role model in his life. As an uncle, Klayson cherished his relationships with his five beautiful nieces, Juna, Kali, Abigail, Nami, and Reese.

Klayson had a BIG heart. He enjoyed serving others and freely shared his light with those around him. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he found strength in the hymns and reading the Book of Mormon. He gave away many Books of Mormon to those he met while he was in rehab. He had a testimony of Jesus Christ that he shared to help lift others who struggled as he did. He is loved deeply by his family who feels blessed to have had him in their lives.

Klayson is survived by his son, Michael Gregory Barlow Pazzi; parents, Gregory H. and Vyan K. Barlow; brothers, G. Mitchell and Logan H. Barlow; and grandparents; Hyrum W. Barlow, and Harvey L. and Eva P. Auna. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patsy R. Hancock. A visitation will be held at 8:30 AM for family, 9:00-9:40 AM all are welcome, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 15880 W. Cactus Road, Surprise, AZ 85379. Condolences for the family may be left below.

31 Comments on “Klayson Auna Barlow

  1. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. It is an honor to serve your family.

    • My deepest console condolences to the Barlow family may God grant you peace and understanding.

  2. Klayson was, still to this day, the record holder for the fastest completion of the private pilot helicopter certification. It was a treat teaching him. If my memory serves me right he completed the training at/around just 34 hours of helicopter flight time. Beating the school record by 2 full flight hours. His smile and positivity will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

  3. My deepest sympathy
    It was a privilege and my pleasure to have known your son Klayson
    Every time I visited him or saw him he was always smiling he was friendly and always polite .
    He always tried to cheer up his peers and everyone was happy to be around him. We will miss him!

  4. I sure loved Klayson. I think I met him in about 2014. My daughter had just come back from her mission and we went hiking with Klayson in the White Tanks. It was so enjoyable to get to know him and to feel of his goodness and love. After that I enjoyed seeing him and talking to him at church and other get together. Even though I am a middle aged mom, he took the time to talk to me and show interest in my life. I will never forget his compliments on my organ playing in our church services. That is rare indeed to receive such a compliment. I will sincerely miss Klayson and pray for comfort for all family members and friends. Thank goodness we can hold on to our beautiful memories of Klayson.

  5. Vyan and Greg, we are so sorry to hear about Klayson! Donnie remembers playing volleyball with your family…I just remember loving you. Please know we will be praying for your peace and comfort. Love, Don & Tammy Janson

  6. I’m sorry for your loss.. prayers have been offered on your families behalf.

  7. One of my favorite memories of Klayson was when we were cleaning the church. Lauren sat down to play Book of Mormon Stories and he complemented her on her playing and asked that she play it again. It made her day. We love your family and our hearts are heavy with the news of his passing. I hope the blessing and assurance of peace from our Savior is with you all.

  8. I am so saddened to hear of your Son’s passing. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. Because of our knowledge of the Plan of Salvation, I know, as do you, you will see him again. As a parent, I know how you must be suffering. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, and I pray The Lord will be with you to bring love and peace to you through this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

    • Klayton flew with me several times in a helicopter and impressed me with his natural piloting ability and confidence. He also tutored my daughter in calculus and she got an “A”! He was a hard worker, smart, talented, many faceted and such a nice person, a beautiful soul. He will always have a special place in my memory and in my heart.

  9. Klayson was a joy. I still talk about what a great coach he was at a young age! He was so fun to be around. Even though he was the most athletic person in the gym he made other feel good about themselves and uplifted everyone around him. He had a great love for his parents and brothers.

    He will be missed! Vee & Greg you raised great boys and Klayson was awesome!

  10. Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you.

    Jared & Crystal Rivera

  11. The thing that impressed me the most about Klay was his genuine interest in others. He would talk to the kids and me about the things going on in our lives, always listening intently and showing care and interest, offering encouragement. He was so polite, kind and positive, a truly impressive young man, and we loved him.

    Greg and Vyan, we have cried many years on your behalf and wish so much that we could ease the pain that you must be feeling. We pray that you find peace.

  12. Vyan, Greg and family,
    Our heart goes out to you at this time. My first reaction when I saw the news was a memory of how Klayson brightened my days during your time in Arlington. We felt so safe leaving our two youngest in your care during the day. At the end of my work day, I looked forward to going to your home with our kids happy together. Klayson was the youngest of the group and so adorable.
    Much love,
    Pam & Ruel Lacanienta

  13. We are terribly sorry to hear of this loss. We love and admire what a great family you are. May you be blessed by the Spirit with comfort and peace during this very hard time.

  14. We were so sad to hear of his loss. It brings back good memories when ya’ll welcomed us to the neighborhood and to the ward. Your boys took time for our younger boys. Klayson was such a kind young man. Hugs and prayers for peace. Steve and Veda McFarland

  15. Vyan and Greg, the Rivera Family is here in whatever you may need. Our hearts and prayers are with you in these tough moments. We love you and your family!

  16. Klayson Barlow was my best worker. He was quick to catch on, was always on time and up for the task. He had a contagious smile and very personable with everyone he met. No one has been able to match him since. We would always look forward to finishing the day, just so we could go eat, we both loved food. I use to tell Klayson, “You need to be my business partner.” he had good work ethics and loved people.

    You meant more to me than I can express. I will miss our talks. Be at peace my friend. You are missed!!

    Love, Dwain

  17. My dearest cousin Peri and family, please know I am so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your son Klayson. My prayers and thoughts are with you throughout this difficult and sad time. I pray that knowing Klayson is in a better place and at peace brings all of you comfort. His memory will live on and your love for him will always be. Love and hugs to all of you, cousin Sheila

  18. Our deepest sympathy to the ohana for your loss. May the good Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow and give you strength.
    Aloha from your family in Hawai’i.
    Tony & Stephanie DeCambra.

  19. Vyan and Greg, So sorry to hear about this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Randy & Sheri Warren

  20. While I hadn’t the good fortune to know Clayton, I knew his father, having worked for him for several years . Greg stands out to me as a very engaging, caring, outgoing man who loves his family very much. This is said because surely his son Clayton was an apple that fell beneath the tree. I know there’s nothing one can say to, in any way, relieve the anguish that will always be felt in the Barlow family. I love you guys.

  21. Klayson, thank god you are in a better place and your demons removed. I feel desparately letting you down as your brother in aviation with my own defeated demon. I wish I had known. I would have offered my hand to help you find your higher power. Surviving my own recovery and now having seven years sober, based on that seamingly simple concept of a persoanl higher power is truely a blessing. Sorry I could’nt assist making that connection for you. However, my revalation over this horrible event for you is my new motivation for reaching out into the aviation commnity to persoannally assist others currently surfering.. We will make your loss a positive for others still surfering.. Sleep well Klayson..

    • Greg, Vyan and all the Barlow Family; Julie and I are deeply sorry for what your family has had to bear. God bless you with peace as you sort it out in your minds. Sincerlely Ron & Julie Proctor

  22. My condolences to all, he was truly an amazing person, especially growing up with him through high school, he was always a good friend. He will be forever missed by many, and I’m truly blessed to have known him in life, God bless brother, may we meet again one day.

    • My deepest condolences. I have good memories of Klayson joining us for scouts and growing up in our young men’s program. I’m sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family.

  23. Im going to miss you cuz. I love you very much. Remember all the great times swimming in Auntys pool and the family reunions. You were a great cousin

  24. My heart aches for your family. Losing a child is one of the hardest things to handle in a parents life. We love your family and grateful that we got to meet Klayson. We will continue to pray for you all. Please let us know if you need anything!!

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