A Sacred Moment


Mary Frances 'Frankie' Barnett

November 23, 1914 - September 08, 2010

Family was the center of Frankie’s life

Mary Frances ‘Frankie’ Barnett was born in Everett November 23, 1914 to Tillie (Muhr) and Peter Tiedeman. She grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1932. In the same year, she married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth K. Barnett. They had 5 children together; Bonnie, Donald, Carolee, John, and Peter. Frankie moved to their Mutiny Bay home on South Whidbey soon after the sudden death of her husband in 1982, followed closely by her kids relocating to Whidbey.

Frankie’s life has been full of love from family and friends. She was always, even up to the end, surrounded by people that loved her. What a wonderful testament to the extraordinary woman she was.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth K. Barnett , son Donald, and son-in-law Kenneth ‘Leon’ Davis. She is survived by her Brother Charles ‘Bob’ Tiedeman, children Bonnie Davis, Carolee (Ron) Prater, John (Cindy) Barnett, Peter (Shannon) Barnett, 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and a few great-greats.

Family was the center of Frankie’s life, and she stayed close to all of her children throughout her life. Mom, you will always be remembered and thoroughly missed. Until we see you again in God’s Glorious Kingdom. We love you.


Graveside services will be held at Cypress Lawn in Everett on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 3 pm. Everyone will gather at Frankie's home on Whidbey Island following the service.


Looking into the portals of eternity

Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God's word; Then all prejudice of race vanishes away.

George Washington

just as the wave cannot exist

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.

Albert Schweitzer

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