Cadett Barnes

Cadett A. Barnes died Dec. 20 at his home in Federal Way.

He was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 9, 1915.

He graduated from Whittier College and married MaryEllen Miller in 1938 in Whittier, Calif. In 1941, he enrolled at UCLA. After teaching in elementary schools in California, he and his family moved in 1956 to Lynnwood, where he taught for a year. He also taught on Camano Island and in Mount Vernon, retiring in 1980 after 37 years in education.

He served as a Boy Scout leader, worked for YMCA, was a member of Everett Mountaineers and was active in the Methodist church.

Survivors include daughters Dorothy Wheeler of Federal Way, Ellen Cook of Freeland, Nancy Adams of Seattle, Carrie Parris of Everett, Isle Lindall of Mount Vernon and Bea Robson of Sedro Woolley; a sister, Ferne Boice of Toledo; step-mother Cecile Barnes of Toledo; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in December 1998, his parents, Alpha and Daisy Barnes, and a brother, Elton Barnes.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 150 S. 356th St. in Federal Way. The family suggests that memorials be sent to the Joseph Foundation, 2000 SW, Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023.