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September 18, 1926-November 21, 2019 - Donald Raymond Barker of Warren, Oregon passed away peacefully at Avamere on November 21, 2019.

Donald Raymond Barker

Don was born in Barneston, Nebraska on September 18, 1926, to Raymond and Blanch Barker. 

Don enlisted in the Coast Guard at the age of 17 in World War II. 

Don married Phyllis Zimbrick on October 26, 1952. Together they had two daughters, Kathy Hoyt of St. Helens and Julie Barker of Columbia City. 

He retired from the United States Post Office in 1988.

Don is survived by his wife of 67 years, Phyllis; and daughters, Kathy and Julie; grandchildren, Josh, Molly, Megan, Joe and Mary; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Landen, Cameron, Kylie, Kinnick and Gabriel. He is also survived by his twin sister, Donna; sisters, Beth and Patty; and brother, Dick. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenny.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday December 3, at 11 a.m., at the Columbia River Foursquare Church in St. Helens, Oregon.

Special thanks to the entire Avamere staff for their compassion and kindness, especially this past month.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter, 1650 N.W. Naito Pkwy., Portland, OR 97209. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at HYPERLINK ""

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.

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