Windom Darius Barnett

Windom Darius Barnett, age 90, of Tonasket died Aug. 10, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in Tonasket. He was born Oct. 2, 1920 to Herbert and Edith (Cheetham) Barnett in Conconully. Windom attended Conconully Grade School for eight years and then graduated from Riverside High School in 1938. In 1939 Windom moved to Peshastin, and worked at Peshastin Lumber and Box Co. In 1941, he married the love of his life, Miriam Louise Gere. After working for Weyerhauser in Snoqualmie for a year, he then worked for the Forest Service for two years, was a meat cutter for 25 years and an owner/operator of the Wenatchee Public Market. He worked for the Chelan Co. Courthouse for ten years and retired to his childhood home in Conconully. Windom was a member of AARP, the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church and the Conconully Methodist Church.

He is survived by his children: Herb (Evey) of Wenatchee, Sharon (Ken) of Wenatchee, Daniel (Phyllis)of Wenatchee, Leland (Jeanie) of Tonasket, Timothy (Alicia) of Wenatchee and David (Anne) of Wenatchee; Numerous nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, six siblings and wife Miriam.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at 11 a.m., at the Conconully Cemetery with Pastor Floyd Schwanz officiating.

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Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.