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Bettie Marie Barrett

September 1, 1934June 8, 2019

Barrett, Bettie Marie Joyce, 84, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home in Burien, WA. She was born in Colorado Springs, CO on September 1, 1934; daughter of Amba Barton Joyce and Bertha Lois Darnall Joyce.

Bettie was a strong woman who loved the adventure of life, including many overseas tours of duty with her husband, “Hank” and her 5 children. Together they lived in Turkey, Germany, England, Taiwan and many different states here at home. She has lived in the Seattle, WA area for 15 years, but lived in Clearwater and Brooksville, FL for 35 years prior to moving to Seattle.

She loved sewing, crafting, and many other creative pursuits. Most of all, she loved her family, including her fur babies.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harry Lewis Barrett. They married on October 26, 1950.

She is survived by 5 children: Mindy Exum, Seattle, WA; Terry Bruce Barrett (Bernadette), Clearwater, FL; Sandra Fox (Joseph), Lecanto, FL; Carrie Teel, Frisco, TX; and Mark Barrett (Debra), Burien, WA. 10 Grandchildren: Elisabeth Simmons (Trey); Heather Turcsanyi (Jason); Amber McGuire (Travis); Joseph Fox (Dawn); Theresa Fox; Chazz Teel; Calan Teel (Eri Lee); Chloe, Toni, and Ariel Barrett 13 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren 2 Sisters: Juanita Williams and Elane Joyce

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Mark Barrett

July 9, 2019

Mom, I will be forever in your debt for raising a fine set of kids! I know we all have caused you grief at some point or another, but you never turned your back on us. You loved us, offered advice, which sometimes we listened to, and sometimes we ignored, but you always let us make our own choices.

Thanks for being there for my wife, your grandkids, and our fur babies. We will all forever miss you and love you. Until we meet again, I know you are in a safe place.

Love you forever,
Your son,
Mark (Marcus)

Patricia Powers

June 14, 2019

Bettie was our favorite Aunt Her memory we will hold dear and close to our hearts she will be missed and forever loved by Sherri Wallace, Teresa Maschak, and Patricia Powers AKA "Sugar" the nick name Aunt Bettie gave me with Uncle Hank when I was A little girl. Aunt Bettie always made us feel special and truly Loved and She will Always Be Remembered

Bernadette Barrett

June 12, 2019

Mom I feel so blessed to have you in my life. You created your son and welcomed me onto the family when we were married. You took care of Heather and Amber when they were babies to allow me to go back to work. You were always there if I needed you for anything. I will love you forever.