Karl Alvin BARDEN (02/14/1940 - 10/04/2013)

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BARDEN, Karl Alvin (Age 73) Port Ludlow, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Spokane to Carl M. and Hilda M. "Teddy" Barden on February 14, 1940. He graduated from Jenkins High School Chewelah in 1956 as Valedictorian - later graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry as its youngest known graduate in 1962. He practiced dentistry in Spokane for two years, relocated to Pullman, where he enjoyed is dental practice from 1964 through 1984. He went on to earn a Doctorate of Ministry and of Pastoral Theology and was one of the founders of Living Faith Fellowship in Pullman. In 2001, Karl and his wife Sherri retired and relocated to Port Ludlow where he served as a Chaplain for the Sherriff's and Fire Departments. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sherrillann T. Barden; three daughters, Tami Becker (Jay), of Gig Harbor, Kari Vance (Phil) of Pullman, and Juli Kobelin (David), of Oak Harbor; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Barden of Deer Park, and Arden Barden, of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan; and a sister, Carol Smart, of Lake Isabella, California. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1pm at Grace Christian Center in Port Ludlow, Washington, and Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1pm at Living Faith Fellowship in Pullman, Washington. All are welcome. Donations may be made on his behalf to Grace Christian Center, Living Faith Fellowship, and to The Gideons International. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com and http://livingfaithlegacy.com/pk/

Published in Spokesman-Review on Oct. 9, 2013
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