Marcella "Marci" Louise Jones Barton passed away at her home in Machias, WA, February 21, 2011.
She was born December 19, 1957 to Howell W. "Bill" Jones and Patricia Jarnigan Jones.
Marci felt great joy from opening her heart and home to all. She gave endlessly of her time and love, acting as a true matriarch to all in need. Taking care of every detail, she truly was the "Camp Director" holding her extended family together. She will be missed greatly by all whose lives she touched.
Marci also enjoyed time with family at the casino and felt a special bond with her mother there. She loved Butterfinger bars and was rarely seen without a diet Pepsi. She often donated blood and was a proud organ donor.
Marci is survived by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth Allen Barton. Together they raised five children, Travis (wife, Tracie), Trent Barton, Tana Wheatley (husband, Alex), Kenny and Ashley Barton. She is also survived by her father, Bill; siblings, Tom Jones (wife, Becky), Jani Jones Abe (husband, Bob), and Brad Jones (wife, Bea); as well as her four grandchildren, Tyson, Ryan, Emily and Owen, who were a highlight of her life.
Marci was a second mother and very special aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was always the go to person when her family needed someone to care for their kids. She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Jennifer Whitehead, Nora Feet, William Jones, Brian May, Debbie Shearer, Kim-Abe Gunter, Alisha Jones, Colby Jones and Reese Jones. Great-nieces, Erin Whitehead and Kayla Clifton; great-nephews, Ben Whitehead, and Jaron Feet, were also loved by her beyond words.
She was especially close to her extended family of cousins, The Zabells, of Snohomish, Koetje's, of Stanwood, Houck family, of Oregon, Tim Crowley and Patty Houck, of California, Roxanne Honcoop, of Oregon, David Jarnigan, of Marysville and Pam Jarnigan, of Edmonds. Her aunts Myrna (husband, Bill) Lucas and family and Audrey Kellerman and family were a great part of her life. She is gone too soon.
Marci was predeceased by her mother, Patricia; and infant son, Randy Michael Barton.
Marci lived her entire life in Snohomish, graduating from Snohomish High in 1976 and spent 32 years working for GTE/Verizon before retiring in May, 2010.
Friends and family are invited to make donations to Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children's Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 26, at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish, WA.
Arrangements under the direction of Bauer Funeral Chapel, Snohomish, WA.