Barbara Joan (Goodwin, Gorman) Kaattari passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 85 on Friday, May 7, 2021. Born on March 17, 1936 in Wausau, WI to Lloyd and Ruth Goodwin. The family moved to Washington in 1946 and quickly acquired a cabin on Harstine Island, with a Shelton address. Barb grew up on Harstine Island and had many fond memories of island life and its eccentricities.
Barb’s favorite activities included doing puzzles, all things regarding sewing/knitting/crochet/needlepoint, crafts, or genealogy. She also enjoyed collecting things, cooking, gardening, and animals. Barb was always up for a game of cards and liked to dance.
Barbara graduated from Irene S Reed High School in 1954. After which she married her first husband, James Gorman, went to Seattle, and became certified as a Dental Assistant. A career she pursued throughout her working years when she was not taking care of her family. She loved God and was an early and lifetime member of Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton. Barb loved her husband and family. She is survived by her brother Dick Goodwin, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.
A celebration of life service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St, Shelton, WA on Thursday, the 19th of August, at 1 PM.
Barbara will be interned at Haven of Rest, 8503 State Route 16 NW, Gig Harbor next to her late husband Oscar Kaattari.
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