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Inza Barrett



Born Inza Miscal Schwartz on November 11, 1916 in Summers, Arkansas to Frank and Anna Schwartz. She passed away in Goldendale on October 9, 2012 just shy of her 96th birthday.

In 1920 at the age of four, the family moved to Portage County, Wisconsin where she attended school. Inza married Merlin Thiele and they had three children, Clifford, Neoma and Dale.

The family moved to Lyle, Washington in 1948 and later moved to Centerville and Goldendale.

Inza married Lawrence Barrett on July 3, 1958 and moved to Klickitat. They were later divorced and Inza moved to Goldendale in 1999. Inza spent her last five years living at Ellen Tremble’s Adult Foster Care Home in Goldendale. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Klickitat and enjoyed sewing, gardening, knitting and cooking.

Inza is survived by her son Dale Thiele of Goldendale, sister in-law Pauline Schwartz of The Dalles, Oregon, 13 grandkids-local (Mike Thiele, Kristin “Sis” Chambers, Toni Troh, and Fayann Lattimore), nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Dayton, Roscoe, Wesley, Jim, Lester, and John, son Clifford Thiele, daughter Neoma Yeley-Kyte, daughter-in-law Bernice Thiele and great-granddaughter Amanda Chambers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday October 13, 2012 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel, with interment at the Mt. View Cemetery in Goldendale.


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