Stuart Lee Barnes, son of the late Joe and Beverly Barnes, passed away November 13, 2021, age 71, in Edmonds, WA. Stuart was born on June 15, 1950 in Rice Lake, WI and had a traveled life being in a military family; living everywhere from Wisconsin to Washington, to California, Florida and London. Eventually, Washington State became home, where he attended Cascade HS and graduated in 1968. After graduating, Stuart served in the army for 2 years from 1971-1973. After an honorable discharge in 1973, he continued his education and received his degree from Central Washington University. After college, Stuart went on to work at Boeing for more than 20 years, under many different titles, and retired as an accomplished procurement agent.
Some of Stuart's greatest passions were all things outdoors from hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and skiing, which he shared with his wife and children. Stuart and Susan were married in May of 1982. Stuart was a dedicated husband to his wife Susan for 32 years, a father of 3, and a grandfather of 3. Stuart will be remembered as a continuous supporter and coach to his family, and a genuinely kind man whose love and generosity knows no bounds. He will also be remembered by his 45 minutes lectures when his kids misbehaved, ripping into spam callers and keeping them on the phone for a half hour because they called at dinner time, and being stubborn AF.
Stuart is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (Patrick) Hitchcock; two sons, Stuart Gabriel Higgins and Bryan (Mary) Barnes; three brothers, Larry, Joe (Janet) and Ed (Ann) Barnes; and three grandchildren, Amelia, Lilah, and Mackenzie.
Stuart's life will be celebrated on Friday November 26, 2021 at Beck's Tribute Center at 11am in Edmonds, WA, and immediately followed by a graveside service at Beck's Restlawn Cemetery at 1pm.June 15, 1950 - November 13, 2021