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Barbara Groninger Mauseth

Barbara Groninger Mauseth, 91, passed away on July 8, 2013 from natural causes. She was born in Clarkston, Washington on July 31, 1921, the daughter of Robert Roy and Lillian Scott Groninger. Barbara attended Franklin High School, where she met her sweetheart, Floyd E. Mauseth. She also attended the University of Washington. Floyd and Barbara started their 62-year marriage in 1941 in the Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church. Living in Seattle first, they moved to Mercer Island in 1960 and lived there for 35 years. In their later years, they spent their summers on Lopez Island, Washington and winters in Green Valley, Arizona where they enjoyed having friends and family visit.

Barbara filled her life raising a family of four children, being involved in her children's activities, boating in Alaska, hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling. Barbara had an amazing talent for writing musical plays and skits. She wrote the script, lyrics and original music for five plays which were produced in venues in Arizona, Oregon and at the University of Washington where she had enrolled in the Drama Department at age 62.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd. She is survived by her sister, Beverly Robinson, her four children: Robert Mauseth (Candice), Richard Mauseth (Jane), Gary Mauseth (Pam), and Janet Gest (Steve), 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A private family memorial service was held on July 16th. Always the playwright, the service followed the script Barbara had related to her family before her final curtain closed.

We will miss you Mom.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013
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