Dave Slack Barrett, of Timber and Portland, passed away in Vermont on Wednesday, July 26th, of a sudden heart attack. He was born to Joyce and Richard Barrett on June 1st, 1956, in Richmond, Virginia, the eldest of three children. Dave grew up in Washington, D.C., Manhattan, and Long Island. He moved to Portland to study at Reed College in 1975, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, and remained in Oregon the rest of his life. In 1984, Dave married Monica Barrett, and they soon welcomed their son, Moses, and in 1988, their daughter, Ella. A busy and devoted parent, Dave adored his children and wife. Dave and Monica were married for 25 years, and he deeply mourned Monica's passing in 2016. Of all his many roles, the role of husband and father was Dave's most beloved.
In 2009, Dave moved to Portland to be with his soul mate, Molly, and they were married in 2014. Dave embraced "city life," as he called living in Multnomah Village, and soon befriended all the neighbors. Dave and Molly's adoration for one another only grew stronger over the years, and their happiness was contagious to all who saw them together. He was, until the end, a nurturing family man whose dearest wish was to see the people he loved happy.
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