BARRETT—Frank Barrett, 85, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2022, at New Friends Home in Florence.
He was born on June 14, 1936, in Florence, Ore., the son of Howard and Anna (Parker) Barrett as the youngest of five children. He graduated from Siuslaw High School, Class of 1954.
In 1957, he married Kay Zysette of Scottsburg, Ore., and together they raised five children in the house that Frank hand-built across the bridge in Glenada.
He enjoyed a 37-year career with International Paper as a timber faller and log truck driver. In the late 1980s, Frank married his second wife, Pam, whom he adored until her passing in 2018. Frank enjoyed gardening, long walks around town, and his pet birds.
Frank is survived by his five loving children: Doug, Ron (Jo-Ann), Jeff, Wendy and Jill; and stepchildren Darren, Matt and Pam. During the last few years of his life, not a day went by without a visit by one or more of his children. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The Barrett family would like to express its deepest thanks and appreciation for the assistance and kind, loving care provided by all the healthcare workers and staff at New Friends and Hospice. We are so very grateful for the immense outpouring of condolences and love from friends and the community.
A private family service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name may be made to a charity of your choice.
Burns’ Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.