Mary Kathryn “Katy” Barry

By From page A2 | October 05, 2012

Mary Barry

June 26, 1917 — Sept. 27, 2012

Mary Kathryn “Katy” Barry of Placerville, Calif., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. There will be a time of visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Katy’s nephew, Pastor Michael Etteddgue, will officiate. The visitation and funeral service will be held at Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach, Calif.

Katy was born on June 26, 1917, in Pittsburg, Kans., and had just enjoyed a garden hat tea party with her friends and her sister Jo McCampbell to celebrate her 95th birthday. She and her husband Jim lived for more than 30 years in Santa Maria, Calif. They celebrated 60 years of marriage just shortly before Jim’s death in 2001. Katy then moved to Placerville to be closer to family. They both loved lawn bowling and were instrumental in starting the Santa Maria Lawn Bowling Club. Katy loved being busy and knitted many baby hats to donate to hospitals. She also made kitchen cleaning cloths and felt no kitchen was complete without a couple of her creations.

Katy is survived by her daughter, Kate (Kathy) Logan and her husband, Mike Logan of Placerville. Grandchildren were everything to Katy and one of the joys of her life. They are Katie Spidell and her fiancé, Jon Hara of San Francisco, Jamie Mitchell and her husband, Brian of Folsom and Adam and Erik Logan of outer Folsom. Other survivors are Katy’s sister, Jo McCampbell of Salmon, Idaho; niece, Nancy Etteddgue of Arroyo Grande; niece, Emily Snider of Washington; nephews, Rick McCampbell of Riverbank, David McCampbell of Salmon, Idaho, Barry McCampbell of Nipomo, Fred Stapp of Santa Maria and Jim, Cliff and Nick Stapp of Washington; and many great-nieces and -nephews. She is also survived by Artie Muenzel of Moss Landing, who Jim and Katy sponsored to come to America from Germany after the war; and a “daughter of her heart,” Jocelyn Gray of Santa Maria. She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, James Robert Barry; her son, Jon Michael Barry; her brothers, Edward Stapp, Merle Stapp, Walter Harold Stapp and Walton James Stapp; and her grandson, Casey Spidell.

Katy will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach


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