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Justine Barneck
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1996
Death: Jul. 13, 2011
Duchesne County
Utah, USA

Our precious angel Justine Barneck (Twin # 1) went home to her Heavenly Father on July 13, 2011, after a bizzare accident near her home in Tabiona.

Justine was born with her twin sister, Jentri, on January 16, 1996 in Roosevelt. She was 15 years old and lived every moment of her life with love and laughter.

Justine loved and cared about everyone she met and wanted them all to feel like they were loved as well. She loved life and her family and all of the various activities that she was involved in. She especially loved playing sports. She had just spent a special day out with her mother and sister just before the day of the accident. Her last day here was peaceful and shared with one of her best friends from Neola. As she left to take her friend home with her dad, she told Jentri that she needed to stay home, subconsciously protecting as she always did.

She was loved by all who knew her and she loved them back. She was always teasing her twin sister. She loved helping her older sister and being with her and her husband and children. She always did everything she was asked to do. She was helpful in so many ways. She loved helping her mother with the housework. she loved being with her friends also. She loved going for walks with her sister. Everything about her spoke love.

She is survived by her parents, Michael and Linda Elder Barneck, brothers; Joshua (Emily) Barneck of Salt Lake City; Jacob (Amy) Barneck of Plano, Texas; Jared (Michelle) Barneck of West Valley City, sisters; Jaime (David) Allred of Tabiona, Utah; Jentri (Twin # 2) of Tabiona, grandparents; Charles and Evelyn Barneck of Bountiful; Lilliam Elder Houston of Tabiona; many other aunts and uncles and cousins. She had a special relationship with Linda's older sister, Brenda (Tom) Bird and her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her older sister Jacki Barneck and her grandfather Duane Elder.

She will be missed by all and we wish her the best on her new mission.

Funeral service held Monday, July 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Tabiona LDS Church.

Burial in the Tabiona Cemetery under direction of Hullinger Mortuary.


Hullinger Mortuary
457 East 300 North
Roosevelt, UT 84066
435.722.2426 (office)


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A 15-year-old girl died after heavy rains caused a huge sink hole to open on a Utah highway, swallowing one vehicle and causing her father's SUV to careen off the road.

Authorities said the crash that killed Justine Barneck and injured her father, Michael Barneck, late Wednesday night happened when the road collapsed in front of them, leaving a patch of asphalt on the edge of the hole that the vehicle hit, causing the fatal accident.

At about the same time, a second car actually went into the 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep hole, said Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson. The driver of that vehicle, 37-year-old Helen Paulson, was hurt, but the extent of her injuries was not immediately clear.

The accidents near Tabiona, about 90 miles east of Salt Lake City, came about 15 minutes after a heavy storm began at about 11:30 p.m., quickly overflowing a clogged culvert and washing out the two-lane state road, Johnson said.

Michael Barneck was taken to a hospital with head injuries and is expected to be released Friday.

Justine Barneck was very close to her family, especially her twin sister, Jentri, who was not in the vehicle, said older sister Jamie Allred.

"She was an absolute angel," Allred said.

Allred said her sister's death was deeply felt in Tabiona, a town of a few hundred people at the base of the Uinta Mountains. She said the family has strong roots in the community, where one school holds kindergarten through high school students.

"She was more than willing to help anyone. I don't think there could be many 15-year-olds like her ... she was perfect from day one," Allred told The Associated Press.

All three people were wearing seat belts, Johnson said.

The highway will remain closed while repairs are made and traffic is being diverted.


EXCLUSIVE: Sister talks to ABC 4 after a freak accident steals her twin

Updated: 7/15 1:34 am | Published: 7/15 1:14 am

Reported by: Kylie Conway

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) A twin sister is mourning the loss of her other half after a freak accident on a Duchesne County highway. The Utah Department of Transportation has shut down a portion of SR-35 after is collapsed after a rain storm and claimed the life of 15-year-old Justine Barneck.

24 hours after the freak accident Justine's fraternal twin, Jentri, and older sister Jamie, spoke exclusively to ABC 4 News to give people an idea of how much they loved and respected their sister, Justine.

"She loved everybody. She was the best sister anybody could have," said Justine's fraternal twin 15-year-old Jentri Barneck.

A washout in Duschesne County cause a section of SR-35 near Tabiona to collapse and created a 20-foot deep and deadly hole. Now, Jentri is missing her other half.

"She was always there for everybody. She always helped me whenever I needed it," said Jentri.

Even though they are fraternal twins, the inseparable sisters share an uncanny resemblance.

"Yeah, I don't know how we're going to have one without the other but we're going to try and make it," said oldest sister, Jamie.

Justine and her father were on their way home from dropping off one of Justin's friends. They had made it safety across the weak road once, but on the way home it gave way under the weight of Michael Barneck's car. A freak accident that has left a Tabiona, Utah family in shock.

"She was probably a big light in our family and it's definitely gotten dimmer since last night," said Jamie.

"She never wanted to hurt anybody. She just...she was just Justine," said Jentri.

Justine died Wednesday night. Her father, Michael, is recovering in the hospital. Now, Jentri is finding comfort in one, simple belief.

"Just knowing that I'll get to see her again. Be with her again someday," said Jentri.

UDOT is working to fix the hole. UDOT says it should be repaired in two weeks.
Tabiona-Redcliff Cemetery
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Jul 14, 2011
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