Erle  Barnett's Memorial

Erle Barnett
(1933 - 2008)


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Name: Erle Barnett
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Lived: Monday, 9 October 1933 - Monday, 18 February 2008

My Story

Erle Neff Barnett Jr. 74, died Feb. 18, 2008, in Sacramento after a long battle with cancer. Erle was born Oct. 9, 1933, in San Francisco to Erle Sr. and Verda Barnett. Soon thereafter, the family moved to San Carlos. Erle attended Central Elementary School in San Carlos and in 1951 graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, where he was captain of the track team. He married his elementary school sweetheart, Carol Vargas, in 1953, and was drafted into the Army a week later, serving two years as an instructor at Fort Ord. Upon returning to San Carlos, the Barnetts began their family; over the years, Carol alternately worked at the Bank of America and raised kids, while Erle pursued careers in construction (Oddstad Homes), banking (Bank of America and California Canadian Bank) and sales (Remington Rand, Osborne Kemper Thomas, Farmer's Insurance, Regal Beverages, Van Auben Group), finally settling on self-employment. The Barnetts moved to Sacramento in 1986, where Erle continued selling specialty items through his company, NeffCo, until he retired in 1996. Erle was ardently patriotic, a devoted fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Sacramento Kings and a lover of history. Throughout his life he enjoyed bowling, collecting stamps and coins, and pulling the slot machines in Lake Tahoe. In retirement, he spent his time reading, walking the American River, gold panning and enthusiastically tracing his ancestry. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol; son Michael Barnett of Vacaville, daughters Suzanne Soteriou of San Carlos and Kelly Christoffersen of Sacramento and their respective spouses; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Renard of Rohnert Park; brother Alan Barnett of Alameda; and lots and lots of cousins. A mass and remembrance will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in San Carlos, 880 Tamarack Ave. The family would like to thank Gramercy Court care facility in Sacramento for their support and kindness.

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My dear sweet friend, Erle. I know this isn't Goodbye, but merely, So long until we meet in Heaven. You were such an ...
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Uncle Erle, it is so hard to think you are truly gone, but I know you are at peace and no longer in pain. I have so ...
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Thanks Erle for the years of inspiration and love you have spread among us. Can't think of anyone who has ever visit...
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Erle, You were a blessing to our support group. Giving us guidance thru your words of wisdom and joy for life. You ...
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Your life touch ours via the Internet and your memory shall remain with us daily. Thanks for being our great inspira...
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Erle, My late husband, Harry was one of your boyhood friends. He was so happy to reconnect with you 2 years befo...
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Erle, you were a joy to know even though it was online...your kindness to cancer patients, family members and caregiv...
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Erle, Thank you for being the sweetest "adopted granddaddy" any girl could ever have, and thank you for all the sweet...
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Erle you won't be forgotten, you were there for so many people,supporting them and encouraging them through their tre...
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I love you dad! Sleep peacefully. We will miss you! Love, Suz


Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
Marital Status: Married



Place of Passing: Gramercy Court - Sacramento, CA
Date of Passing: 18 February 2008
Cause of Passing: Long battle with cancer
Type of Funeral: Memorial Service
Funeral Location: St. Charles, San Carlos, CA
Funeral Date: 28 February 2008

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