Kathleen Barnes


Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Juneau resident Kathleen McDermott Barnes, 94, died Feb. 28, 2005.

She was born Oct. 1, 1910, in Pismo Beach, Calif., and lived in San Luis Obispo until she married and moved to Taft, Calif. She moved to Juneau in 1997.

During World War II, she worked as a riveter for Lockheed Aircraft. At age 40, she attended beauty school and became a hair dresser until she retired. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

The family said that Barnes appreciated all of the care and help she received.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. A. "Happy" Barnes; granddaughter, Candace Barnes; and sister, Maxine McDermott Smith.

She is survived by her sons, Arthur Barnes and his wife, Alice of Taft, Calif.; Donald and his wife, Anita of Juneau; sister, Dorothy May of Paso Robles, Calif.; brother, James McDermott and his wife, Marie of San Luis Obispo; three nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Juneau Pioneers Home in late April. Her burial service will be March 11 in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

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