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Marge Barthlow



Margaret "Marge" Irene Barthlow, 82, passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on March 8, 2014.

She was born in Farwell, Texas on November 29, 1931 to Roy Wilson Bobst and Nellie Elizabeth (Kelly) Bobst. Marge was raised in Yakima and graduated from St. Joseph Academy. She continued her education at St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing and became a registered nurse. Marge married William Paul Barthlow on June 27, 1955 in Yakima and they settled in Granite Falls, Wash., where they had five children. In 1967, they relocated to Goldendale. After her youngest child started school, she went to work at Klickitat Valley Hospital where she lovingly cared for many for 25 years. Marge was always involved in her children's and grandchildren's lives-"she was the best grandma ever!" She volunteered as a HOST mentor at Goldendale Primary School for many years and was even the class "Grandma" for a class of 1st and 2nd graders. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church for 47 years where she taught CCD and was actively involved in the Altar Society. She was especially devoted to the Virgin Mary, and saying the Rosary always brought great comfort to her. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved Edgar Martinez and the Seattle Mariners, rarely missing watching one of their games. Mrs. Barthlow is survived by her sister Barbara Hopkins of Silverdale, Wash .; children Bill Barthlow and his wife Vikki of Goldendale, Steve Barthlow and his wife Heather of Blaine, Wash., David Barthlow of Dallesport, Wash., Teresa Valentine and her husband Dwayne of Goldendale and Chris Barthlow of Goldendale and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the love of her life, William Paul Barthlow in 1994; and siblings J.R. Bobst, Dick Bobst and Mary Desgroseillier. A visitation will be held from noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at


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