Genevieve C. Barrett, 94, Scottsbluff

Genevieve C. Barrett, 94, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Father Vince Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.

Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff.

Genevieve Charlotte Barrett was born July 21, 1918, at Glenrock, Wyoming to Paul W. and Addielaide (Freeman) Barrett. She went to Tacoma, Washington when only a few weeks old, then to Mitchell a few months later. She grew up north of Mitchell, and attended grade school at Sunflower and District 84 in south Sioux County. She graduated from Liberty High School north of Morrill in 1935.

Genevieve went to work for L.B. Murphy Company in Morrill in May 1937, leaving in November 1944 to work for the Mary Morrow Shop in Scottsbluff. She managed the Mary Morrow Shop in Torrington, Wyoming for six months before going to Casper, Wyoming in July of 1945, to open and manage a Mary Morrow Shop. The shop was sold after four years and she then worked at Neusteter's Department Store in Denver, Colorado, returning to Scottsbluff in December 1949 to again work for the Mary Morrow Shop. In February 1952, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she opened the Morrow's Fashion Shop. In 1956, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to work for Ronzone's Department Store as a buyer for children thru teenage. After four years she went to work for The White House in El Paso, Texas as a buyer. In November 1960, she again returned to Scottsbluff to manage the Mary Morrow Shop, where she remained until the shop was sold in January 1972. In May she went to work as a saleslady at Webber's Furniture Store and remained there until December 1985.

Genevieve was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and St. Agnes Alter Society, and was a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was baptized at St. Agnes Catholic Church and received her first Communion at St. Mary's Hospital in Scottsbluff.

She is survived by one nephew, William Paul Barrett of Fort Worth, Texas; and one niece, Jean Barrett of Enumclaw, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vergel Barrett; and niece, Judy Joanne Dias.

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