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Jack Charles Barrett

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Jack Charles Barrett


Jack Charles Barrett was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on July 3, 1940 to parents Woodrow and Arvilla Barrett. Within a few years the family moved to Los Angeles, California. From an early age Jack worked summers and weekends in the family plumbing business. In 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Judy Carol Beatty, with whom he had two sons, Jeffrey, born in 1960, and Robert, born in 1962. The family resided in Torrance, California, and Jack worked for a variety of plumbing companies until starting his own company, Barrett Plumbing in 1968. Jack and Judy divorced in 1974, and in 1982 he married Laura Grace Barrett in their Palos Verdes home. Jack and Laura traveled extensively (Tahiti, Mexico, Italy, Spain, China), organized family events, and pursued their careers. In 1983 Jack and Laura moved to Bigfork, Montana where they purchased and developed a lakefront property on Woods Bay, opened and ran Bridge Street Gallery Restaurant (1984-2000), established a property development and remodeling business, and most recently, opened Collage Gallery of Fine Art. Always friendly, and usually loud, Jack was a fixture in the Bigfork community. Jack and Laura later purchased a home in Puerto Vallarta, where they have spent their winters for many years now. This past October Jack was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer. Treatment was difficult, and Jack traveled to Puerto Vallarta in December to convalesce. Three weeks ago Jack fell and suffered a severe break in his left shoulder. His health quickly declined despite extensive medical care. On Sunday morning, February 7, in his beloved Mexico home, and surrounded by his wife, his sons, Stephanie and Barbi Barrett, and his great friends/surrogate sons Kevin Gownley, and Jose Alfredo Moran, he went to the Lord peacefully, and without pain.

The family plans on a celebration of life memorial service later this year in Montana, once Laura returns from Mexico, and Bigfork is again filled with springtime beauty and warmth. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 28, 2016
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