Karen A. (Weberling) BARROW (1941 - 2018)

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Karen A. (Weberling)

While experiencing a fabulous vacation week of music and family visitation, Karen unexpectedly became ill and passed away on August 8, 2018 in Spokane, WA. Karen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who will be tremendously missed by all. She will always be remembered for her warm smile, gentle laugh, and the love she radiated to all those around her.
Karen was born April 28, 1941 in Lewiston, ID to Arthur and Evelyn (Ely) Weberling. After spending the first eight years of her life in Rathdrum, ID, she spent the rest of her childhood in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School in 1959.
She spent her younger adult life frequently moving, living in various places in California, Arizona and Washington, while holding many different jobs and making friends everywhere she went. Along the way, she was blessed with children Michael, Adina, and Glenn, who she loved dearly. She enjoyed nothing more than sharing memories and accomplishments of her kids, grandkids, and great- grandkids with friends and family.
On November 30, 1990 she married Colonel Joseph M. Barrow to whom she was married for over 28 years until her death. Their marriage was filled with world travel, music, arts appreciation and the acquisition of many, many wonderful friends. They lived in Longbranch, WA for the last 25 years of their married life, enjoying boating and the serenity of rural life. The views of South Puget Sound were among her favorites and strongly influenced where they built their home.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents and son Glenn. She is survived by her husband Joseph Barrow, brother Arlen Weberling (JoAnn), son Michael Gardiner (Lynne), daughter Adina F. Morse (James D. Montgomery), stepsons Joe Barrow and Shawn Barrow (Marnie), grandchildren: Jeanette Lundgren (Justin), Amanda Gardiner, Johstono Alden Weberling Morse, Channing Eleanor Weberling Morse, and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 E. Crawford St., Deer Park, WA on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a fellowship gathering to follow to share memories of Karen. Attendees are encouraged to dress casually due to the summer heat.
The family would like to thank the staff at Providence Holy Family Hospital, especially ICU nurses Margie and Kelly, for the outstanding care and support they provided, and also Pastor Duane Anderson, whose calming presence provided great comfort.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Aug. 12, 2018