Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home

409 West Main Street, Monroe, WA


Maryann Elizabeth Barritt

May 30, 1931April 19, 2019

Maryann Elizabeth (Cates) Barritt, born May 30, 1931 in Gillette, WY to James F. Cates and Willa M. (Bell) Cates, departed this life peacefully surrounded by loving family on April 19, 2019 in Gold Bar, WA. She married Marvin M. Barritt on July 11, 1947 in Hardin, MT and they made their home in Clay Spur, WY for 7 years. They had 2 children, Elizabeth A. Barritt Fideline and Marvin C. Barritt. They moved to Gold Bar, WA in 1954. Maryann was very active in the Mountain Valley Chapel Church. She loved to work with the little children. She always made sure the birds were fed and loved making various crafts. Maryann is survived by sister Nancy Slattery (Jim), daughter Liz, son Chuck, 4 great-granddaughters, 4 grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, and brothers Buddy, Jimmy, Raymond, and Timmy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 2-5pm, at Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home, 409 W. Main St., Monroe, WA 98272. A celebration of life will be held the following day, Thursday, April 25 at 2pm at Mountain Valley Chapel Open Bible Church, 230 Lewis Ave., Gold Bar, WA 98251. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Maryann's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, stjude.org/donate.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 25, 2019


Maryann Elizabeth Barritt

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Marilyn, Paul & Ringo Nielsen

May 5, 2019

Our sympathy and prayers at this time of loss of Dear Mary! Mary was a very special friend to my Mom when she lived in Gold Bar. It was always so enjoyable to visit with Mary when we would be there visiting my Mom. Our love and prayers to you Liz and all family of Mary. We are so thankful and pleased that we were able to meet and know Mary. She was such a special lady! God Bless each of you and give you His comfort and help at this time of loss of one so special! In Him, Paul, Marilyn & Ringo too