Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 05:07:13 :
Tuesday, April 10, 1973
Memorial service for Frank Lyer Barrett, father of Elaine Guthrie of Fairfax, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Palo Alto.
He died Saturday in a Palo Alto hospital after a long illness. He was 74.
He was born in Virginia and attended the Virginia Military Institute. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
Barrett practiced law in Florida from 1923 to 1931 when he moved to California, practicing in San Francisco. During World War II he took up the defense of the Japanese who were put in concentration camps. He retired in 1970.
He is also survived by his wife, Anita O. Barrett, another daughter, Barbara Locke of Los Altos Hills, a brother, Dr. Robert Barrett of Huntington, W. Va. and five grandchildren.
His body was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.
Memorial contributions in care of the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto for the geriatric ward of the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital would be preferred by the family.
CA Death Index: Frank S. Barrett was born April 10, 1899 in Virginia.
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