Gretchen was born on Jan. 18, 1929, in Seattle, Wash., to Carl and Florence Stiffel. She passed away at the age of 88 on March 25, 2017.
She attended The Dalles High School in The Dalles, Ore., and then went to Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and the Lutheran Church.
She married James Barnhouse on September 14, 1951.
She was proceeded in death by parents Carl and Florence, husband James, in-laws Reber and Hallie Barnhouse. She is survived by sons; Pete, Portland, Ore., Dan (Terrie), The Dalles; Tom (Deanna, Dufur; sister Caroline, The Dalles; sister-in-law Reba, Dufur; and numerous grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in Gretchen’s name to Home at Last 200 River Road, The Dalles, Ore. 97058.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
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