Mary Shirley Barnett, died peacefully on March 28, 2017 in Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
Shirley was born in Pittsfield, Maine to Ernest and Regina Shirley on November 4, 1926. She graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston, Maine and also graduated from The New England Hospital for Women and Children as a registered nurse in Boston, Massachusetts.
She married Webster Gesner Barnett on September 10,1949. They have four children: Andrew, Stephen, Rebecca Barnett Campbell and Elizabeth Barnett; Five grand children and two great grandchildren.
Mary welcomed each individual with a warm and gracious heart, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. She served her church family and community through volunteer efforts. Mary had a zest for travel and was fortunate to see many ports of call. Her passion for water led to many memorable beach adventures.
“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too inpatient, one should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach waiting for a gift from the sea”
~~~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In honor of Mary Barnett donations can be made to:
Virginia Mason Foundation / Dr Picozzi/ Pancreatic Cancer Research
PO BOX 1930
Seattle, WA 98111
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Interment will take place at the church cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.