January 12, 2009
Edna Barger, of Issaquah, died in Kirkland on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. She was 76.
A memorial service was held Jan. 10 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. An additional service is scheduled for May 29 in Juneau, where Edna will be laid to rest next to her husband in Alaskan Memorial Park.
Edna was born May 29, 1932, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Frederick and Edna Eisenhart. She was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from high school in 1950. She married Clifford T. Barger, also of Philadelphia, and followed him as his career in the United States Navy, as an Air Force contractor, and in the Coast Guard took the family to Santa Barbara, Calif.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Governor’s Island, N.Y.; Temple Hills, Md.; and Juneau, Alaska.
Edna continued her career with the Civil Service while the family resided in Juneau, eventually serving as an office manager for the United States Coast Guard’s Civil Engineering Department there. She was also very involved with her husband in supporting the activities of the Coast Guard’s Chief Petty Officers’ Association in Juneau. Clifford retired from the Coast Guard as a senior chief petty officer in 1978, and Edna retired from the Civil Service in June 1992.
Edna relocated from Juneau to Issaquah in 1994, in order to be closer to her daughters after Clifford’s death. In Issaquah, she remained active in the lives of her children and also volunteered many hours to support the various activities of the Issaquah Senior Center.
Survivors include daughters Donna Mackey, of Spokane, Barbara Borbridge, of Juneau, Alaska, and Beverly Perniola, of Issaquah; son Michael Barger, of Austin, Texas; sisters Margaret Spotts, of Philadelphia, and Virginia Dellarocchetta, of Sunnyvale, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family suggests remembrances to the Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, WA 98034.
Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.
Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.