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Shirley Mae Barnes 1934-2020


Last updated 11/16/2021 at 2:15pm

Shirley Mae Barnes (Walker), age 85, died in Lynnwood on Sept. 28, 2020. She joins her late husband, Gordon, whom she'd been married to for more than 63 years, and their son Brian. She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Edmund) and Sherri.

Shirley was a Seattle native and grew up on Capitol Hill – riding her bike and skating with friends through one of her favorite locations, Volunteer Park. She met her future husband while in high school, and they wed several years later.

They lived in numerous locations, even spending their early married years in Morocco.

She was a housewife and an avid and talented gardener, achieving Master Gardener status and donating her "green thumb" skills to community projects. She had a strong philanthropic orientation.

After moving to the Edmonds area in 2005, she became very involved with activities at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church and in the philanthropic organization PEO, where she developed many close friendships.

She had a knack for decorating – particularly over the holidays – and loved to entertain family and friends.

She will be sorely missed. A Celebration of Life will be held via Zoom on Dec. 2.


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