Carol Barthen Goeres


Carol Barthen Goeres, 90, of Satsop, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013.

She was born to Lenore and Peter Barthen on December 24, 1922. Carol graduated from Elma High School in 1940 and received a BA in Home Economics from Washington State University in 1944. She married Buford Goeres in 1948, and they lived together on their dairy farm in Satsop for their entire lives.

Carol was a high school Home Economics teacher in Lynden and Elma until she began to raise her family. She was an energetic, popular teacher and remained in contact with former students all of her life.

She was an active member of Satsop United Methodist Church, Satsop Grange, and Montesano PEO. She served on the Satsop School Board and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Carol loved to work around her home and spend time with her husband, Buford, and her 5 grandchildren.

Carol was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Buford; and her son, Brent.

She is survived by her son, Bill and his wife, Jenny; her grandchildren, Amy, Libby Rakevich and her husband, Jamie, Andy Goeres and his wife, Adria, Tim Goeres and his wife, Leah and Emily Goeres; as well as her two great-grandsons, Aidyn and Ryker.

Carol’s loving care at Montesano Health and Rehab was a blessing to her family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Satsop United Methodist Church.

A memorial service with be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.

Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.