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Marjorie Jean Barrett

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Marjorie Jean Barrett, 84, formerly of Woodstock, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy.

She was born Nov. 16, 1929, to Basil Periman and Fay (Borland) Periman, in Elkhorn, Wis .

She spent her childhood in Peoria, Arizona and Woodstock, and graduated from Woodstock Community High School. 

On April 6, 1950, she married Donald Eugene Barrett of Woodstock.

The couple moved to Baltimore while Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After briefly living in Elgin, they eventually settled in Woodstock. She was a loving wife and mother and worked predominantly as an institutional cook. 

After retirement, the couple lived in Hayward and Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Prim and Mountain Home, Ark.; and East Tawakoni and Plano, Texas. After her husband died, she moved to LeRoy.

She especially enjoyed painting folk art on saw blades, mail boxes, bird houses, barn wood, drift wood and other antique or found objects. Her unique creations can still be found along country roads and decorating the walls in family restaurants throughout the counties where she lived.

Survivors include four children, Debra Brisch, Alpena, Mich., Vicki Blakley, Plano, Texas, Edward Barrett, Mountain Home, Ark., and Donna Childs, Sandwich; a sister, Ida Miller, LeRoy; and a brother, Basil Periman, Lemoyle.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Florence Doyle; and her parents.

Interment was in Quinlan, Texas.

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