Janet Barker 1934-2021
Last updated 2/25/2021 at 10:15am
Longtime Edmonds resident Janet Martha Smith Barker passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2021, following a multiyear battle with cancer.
Per her wishes, she was able to remain in her home with hospice support before the final week of her life, when she was moved to Evergreen Hospice Center near Kirkland, where the care she received made her more comfortable for her final days.
Janet Smith was born on Dec. 15, 1934, in Spokane to father Hugh Lyle Smith and mother Mary Ertis Welch Smith. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 1952. While growing up, she helped nurse her mother, who di...