Jean Itrich Barry
July 24, 1929 ~ September 22, 2013
Mom is out of our sight now but will always be in our hearts and memories. At 84, Jean Itrich Barry went to be with her Savior September 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. She was surrounded by her loving husband, daughters and family and slipped quietly away as a rainbow of promise appeared in the view of her window. Jean was born on July 24, 1929 and raised in Fargo ND. In 1947, Jean married Jack Gordon Itrich from Hebron, ND. They were married for 62 years and raised four children. In the 1960s and 70s, the couple served as missionaries in Kenya, East Africa as well as Bolivia. In between missionary tours, the Itrich’s operated pharmacies and gift shops in both North Dakota and Washington State. After Gordon’s death in 2009, Jean met and later married Lawrence Barry of Wenatchee, and had a love affair to remember! Jean was a wonderful mother, home maker and had a great sense of adventure and quick humor. She was a strong influence in the upbringing in her grandchildren’s lives and was very proud of her children and their successes. She was committed to her work for the Lord as a camp counselor, bible school leader, youth group leader, women’s group leader and musician in the church.
She is survived by her four children, Carrie Carpenter (Ray) of Wenatchee, Amy Torres (Mike) of Chelan, Maggie Kaminoff (Steve) of East Wenatchee, Wally Itrich of Dickinson, ND; her grandchildren, “Missy” Melissa Vincini, Donovan Suko (Erin) and Mike Suko; her great-grand-children, Sam, Simon and Alex Vincini. She is also survived by her husband, Lawrence Barry of Wenatchee; and her three stepdaughters, Diann Barry (Mark Guy) of Seattle, Doreen Olsen (Rob) of Tacoma and Donna Christopher (Tom) of Spokane; and her sister, Betty Coletto of Simi Valley, CA.
Jean’s Celebration of Life will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Wenatchee Free Methodist, 1601 5th Street, Wenatchee, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Is Full of Choices, P.O. Box 6179, Whittier, CA 90609, or on line at
www.lifeisfullofchoices.org, and note “Jean Barry”. Thank you Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA for making arrangements.
Remember Nanny, “It might be funny the first time but…” We love you Mom.