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Arrangements by: North Santiam Funeral Service

 

  

Carmen Elaine Barnhardt
May 31, 2928-April 4, 20015

Carmen, born in Garibaldi, Oregon to George and Eda Stafford went to be home with her Savior on a sunny spring day in Niagara, Oregon.  Carmen graduated from Gates High School in 1946 and in 1950 married the love of her life, Dave Barnhardt.  Dave and Carmen raised three daughters, Melody, Debra and Lisa.  Carmen was fiercely loyal to family, a blue-ribbon State Fair baker, a Ladyslipper and Morel mushroom finder, a natural musician, playing the accordion, concertina, piano and harmonica, a steadfast friend to many, local historian, writer, a defender of right, a generous wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Carmen is preceded in death by her husband Dave and her brother Marvin.  She is survived by her daughters, Melody (Scott) Munger, Debra Corning, Lisa (Valery) Chalidze; 5 grandchildren, Mike (Kelly) Munger, Nick (Annie) Munger, Angie (Marvin) Noble, Tonya (Jeff) Roerig, Doug Corning, 7 great grandchildren, Garrett, Carson, Graham, Jordan, Aaliyah, Tennessee and Liberty, her sister Delores (Terry) Drake and sister-in-law Esther Stafford and beloved nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 at the Gates Community Church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gates Fairview Cemetery.  Services are provided by North Santiam Funeral Service.


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