Deanna Barger

Former area resident Deanna Barger died Dec. 31, 2014.

She was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Brodhead, Colo., to Robert and Sylvia (Thompson) Kilpatrick. She grew up in Crested Butte, Colo., and later moved to Carbonado with her family. She married Harvey Kyllonen when she was 18 and had three children. She married Barry Barger in 1985 and lived in the Seattle area. She moved to Springfield, Ore., in 2001. She was divorced at the time of her death but remained friends with her former husbands.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, country music and spending time with friends and family. She was a fan of the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks. She worked for many years as a server in restaurants and also worked as a laminator for aircraft equipment and for a home health agency. After retiring, she volunteered with Catholic Community Sevices, delivering food to those in need.

She is survived by children Lindy Turpen and husband Gary of Eugene, Ore., and Sonny Kyllonen and wife Donna of Springfield; sisters Roberta Kyllonen of Carbonado and Karen Cowles and husband Ray of Enumclaw; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by daughter Lorelei in 2012 and a sister, Sylvia.

At her request, there was no service.

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