Margaret Ellen (Starr) Harrington, 78, of Marysville, Washington (formerly of Redmond, Oregon) passed away on February 1, 2021 after a prolonged illness at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington. There will be a private graveside service held on Friday, February 12, 2021 (the family asks all attendees to wear masks). Jerry Campbell will be officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at later date, to be announced.
Margaret was born in Tumalo, Oregon on November 12, 1942 to E. Vernon and Emmlie M. (Urell) Starr. She attended all twelve years of school in Redmond, Oregon, and attended every Redmond Union High School Class of 1960 Reunion (Go Panthers!) with her classmate since first grade, her husband, Michael. She sat first chair playing saxophone in Redmond High School Band and the combined bands of Central Oregon. Margaret was extremely proud of both accomplishments. She attended COCC with her good friend, Karen (Ketcham) Campbell.
Margaret was a portrait photographer in both Redmond and Bend for several years. Later, she enjoyed a long career as an office manager in the dental field in the Pacific Northwest towns of Baker City, Burns, The Dallas, Kennewick, Lake Oswego and Tacoma. After retiring, she enjoyed the hobbies of making beaded jewelry, as well as crocheting afghans, many of which she donated to the homeless missions in Everett, Washington. She loved to tend the English Garden in her back yard.
She was a devoted wife,loving mother, and generous grandmother, who was liked by everyone who had the privilege of spending more than five minutes with her. Her magnetic smile and warmth gave comfort and acceptance to others. Words fail to describe the depth of her character.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents E. Vernon and Emmlie (Urell) Starr; her two sisters, Patricia Johnson and Joan Klingbeil; and son Kenny.
She is survived by her husband of over 57 years, Michael R. Harrington of Marysville, Washington, her daughters; Michelle T. Harrington of Marysville, Washington and Monica (Bryan) Lattanzi of Brier, Washington; three granddaughters; Alexis, Amelia, and Luz, and three great grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Margaret’s honor to Providence Women’s and Children’s Health Institute (http://psjh.give.providence.org/give/309042/#!/donation/checkout?designation=151564) Providence provided superior compassionate care to Margaret and the family at their time of need. Gifts reflect the family’s appreciation and Margaret’s commitment to children and families.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements 3168 NE 3rd Street – Prineville, Oregon 97754 541-416-9733
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