Marci Louise Barton

December 19, 1957February 21, 2011

Marcella "Marci" Louise Jones Barton passed away at her home in Machias, WA, February 21, 2011. She was born December 19, 1957 to Howell W. "Bill" Jones and Patricia Jarnigan Jones. Marci felt great joy from opening her heart and home to all. She gave endlessly of her time and love, acting as a true matriarch to all in need. Taking care of every detail, she truly was the "Camp Director" holding her extended family together. She will be missed greatly by all whose lives she touched. Marci also enjoyed time with family at the casino and felt a special bond with her mother there. She loved Butterfinger bars and was rarely seen without a diet Pepsi. She often donated blood and was a proud organ donor. Marci is survived by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth Allen Barton. Together they raised five children, Travis (wife, Tracie), Trent Barton, Tana Wheatley (husband, Alex), Kenny and Ashley Barton. She is also survived by her father, Bill; siblings, Tom Jones (wife, Becky), Jani Jones Abe (husband, Bob), and Brad Jones (wife, Bea); as well as her four grandchildren, Tyson, Ryan, Emily and Owen, who were a highlight of her life. Marci was a second mother and very special aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was always the go to person when her family needed someone to care for their kids. She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Jennifer Whitehead, Nora Feet, William Jones, Brian May, Debbie Shearer, Kim-Abe Gunter, Alisha Jones, Colby Jones and Reese Jones. Great-nieces, Erin Whitehead and Kayla Clifton; great-nephews, Ben Whitehead, and Jaron Feet, were also loved by her beyond words. She was especially close to her extended family of cousins, The Zabells, of Snohomish, Koetje's, of Stanwood, Houck family, of Oregon, Tim Crowley and Patty Houck, of California, Roxanne Honcoop, of Oregon, David Jarnigan, of Marysville and Pam Jarnigan, of Edmonds. Her aunts Myrna (husband, Bill) Lucas and family and Audrey Kellerman and family were a great part of her life. She is gone too soon. Marci was predeceased by her mother, Patricia; and infant son, Randy Michael Barton. Marci lived her entire life in Snohomish, graduating from Snohomish High in 1976 and spent 32 years working for GTE/Verizon before retiring in May, 2010. Friends and family are invited to make donations to Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children's Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 26, at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish, WA.

Arrangements under the direction of Bauer Funeral Chapel, Snohomish, WA.


  • Graveside Service Friday, February 25, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 26, 2011

Marci Louise Barton

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ashley Barton

May 3, 2011

i love you mom <3

Joe & Teri Bosch

March 5, 2011

Ken, please accept our deepest condolences. We just heard of your terrible loss. Our wish to you Ken & your family is that one day soon, everytime you think of Marci, a smile will cross your face instead of a tear. We are so sorry.
Thinking of you!

Dianne Berst

March 4, 2011

My earliest memory of Marci goes back to when she was a small child and I was the babysitter for Marci, Jani, Tom, and Brad. I considered Marci's Mom, Pat, a dear friend, and evidently Marcie grew up to be very much like her Mom. My heartfelt condolences to her dad, Bill, her brothers and sister, and to all her family members. Hugs to all of you,

March 3, 2011

Marci's mother, Pat Jarnigan, was president of our Senior Class, Snohomish High Class of 1950, and she was a wonderful and vibrant girl. Pat married Bill Jones, and although I did not get to know their children, Pat obviously gave her children a zest of life that was and is outstanding. In fact, when I first saw Marci's picture accompanying this Guest Book, I was struck by how much Marci looked like her wonderful mother. After reading all the praises to Marci in the Guest Book, I also realize that Marci must have been just as delightful and dependable as her mother was! Clearly, Marci captured the love of all who met her and worked with her. Both of these ladies, Mom and Daughter, left our lives much too soon.

-Mike Berg, Sequim, WA.

Rick & Rojie Barclay

March 2, 2011

Sorry to here of your lose. You will be in our prayers.

Sherry Jones-Audette

March 1, 2011

Marci & I started at GTE on the same day in 1978 and became fast buddies. Friends like her don't come along often. She will be greatly missed.

March 1, 2011

Sorry to hear of Marci's passing. Sincerely, Shirley Fales Carter and family.

February 27, 2011

To My Sister:

You're gone to soon. Left me before our plans were done. So suddenly, so silent ,without warning, so unlike your life. My life has been changed forever. No one to plan with no one to listen to me, no one to plan family gathering or vacation trips withs....just me now to carry those things on with you. It is so hard my heart is broken forever, the huge hole I may never fill. I will keep my promise to you and watch over your children, be there for them whatever it takes. You raised them to be kind and considerate kids, and it shows.
I can not say goodbye..that would be too final, so until we meet again, squeeze my momma's neck for me and know that you were the best sister ever...but mostly my best friend. I will love you forever Marci

Your loviong Sister
Jani Lee Jones May Abe

Elaine Carlson

February 27, 2011

I was very sad to hear of Marci's passing. I had the pleasure of getting to know her at GTE/Verizon when we sat near each other. We shared many joyful conversations. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


February 27, 2011

I was not ready to say goodbye today. Thank you for being my Aunt Sissy, I am sad Jaron will not grow up with your laughter in his life. I will love and miss you always. Give grandma a big hug from me, I know you two will watch over us all until we meet again.