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Joan E. Barto-Ragan Ernst

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Joan E. Ragan Ernst

Born 8/6/21 to Harry and Dorothy Barto in Bellingham WA. Died 12/28/12.

Joan wed Winston A. Ragan on 8/18/40 and moved to Seattle.

Later they moved their family to Kent and were active with hiking, camping, dancing and scouts. They had strong Masonic affiliations. After the kids were grown they moved to Lake Joy in Carnation where they created beautiful gardens and held many picnics and celebrations. Jo owned "Jo's Mud Hut" and taught ceramics, knitting and sewing to her grandchildren and many others. They were also involved in the Carnation and Issaquah Senior Centers.

Winn passed away in 1994.

Joan then met Ernie and they were soon married. They lived in Issaquah for 15 years and enjoyed travelling and making friends.

Survivors are Norman, Patricia (Dennis), Elizabeth (James), and Marcia (Bill); 8 grand and 8 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews. Remember to hug the ones you love.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 13, 2013
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