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Darrellyn Barrett, 65, of Grand Marais, died suddenly on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.
She was born January 1, 1953 in Duluth to Betty (Manning) and Douglas Dissell. After growing up in Burbank, California she lived in Minnesota for several years and was employed by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She returned to California for a time, married Jerry Barrett, and later moved to Minnesota, a land she loved so much. She enjoyed canoeing the Boundary Waters, dog-sledding, snowshoeing, and hiking the outdoors. She had made her home in Grand Marais, since 2017.
Darrelyn was preceded in death by her father, and her step-father, Carl Simon.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her mother, Betty Michaud; her children, Erik and Dustin Kott, Adleigh Brisebois, and Jocelyn Bentley; a brother, Jeff Dissell; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
An ever-doting daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife, great-grandmother and friend. May her heart of gold rest in peace, may she soar with the birds she so often observed, may she sail the shores of the Lakes she loved, may she smile as she watches over us, and may she rest well knowing that her loving legacy lives on in all of us.
A gathering of family and friends was held in Grand Marais.