Diane Louise Barlow

March 6, 1942 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 78)

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Diane Louise Barlow, 78, of Olympia, Washington, passed away on October 8, 2020, in Olympia, Washington.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 11:00 AM at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.  Reverend Suresh Telagani of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will celebrate the Mass. Due to the COVID-19 regulations, mask and social distancing will be requested. A luncheon will be held in the St. Francis Parish Hall following the service.  

Diane was born in Baker City, Oregon, and was the daughter of Vivian Castles Criss and Harvey Criss.   She was raised with three brothers David, Gary, Kent Criss, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  The happiest times of her early years were spent at family picnics at Ebell Creek and Phillips Reservoir.  She attended school at St. Francis Academy in Baker City and met her husband of 57 years, Scottie Barlow, in 1961.  They married in February of 1963 and had four children – Debbie, Bob, Tim & John. 

They moved to Portland, OR  in 1967, moved to Seattle, WA in 1968, and finally to Olympia., WA, in 1976, where they finished raising their children.   Diane went to work for Stusser Electric and retired 20 years later.  

She loved all sports, especially soccer, and watched a million games between her children, grandchildren, and Seattle Sounders. When she finally had time for herself, her yard and flowers were her passion, as well as her love for chocolate. 

She is survived by her husband Scottie of the family home, daughter Debbie Poe (Wade) of Baker City, OR; Bob Barlow (Lisa Alexander) of Olympia, WA; Tim Barlow (Mary Rants) of Olympia, WA and John Barlow (Sheila) of Issaquah, WA.

Diane and Scottie have six grandchildren: Hannah Barlow, Casey Poe, Riley Barlow, Skye Barlow, Reese Barlow, and Jillian Poe, as well as Cameron Malizio, Alysha Ketola, Chris, Jessica, and Charlie Poe.   Family was everything to her, and she loved and cherished her children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR  97814.

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Memorial Mass
October 23, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, Baker City

October 23, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Francis Parish Hall


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