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Ellen Elizabeth Setchell Barker Gatter

Ellen Elizabeth Setchell Barker Gatter


Ellen Elizabeth Setchell Barker Gatter, 97, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father Friday, September 11, 2015. She was born Friday, March 13, 1918 to William and Sarah Luella Chapman Setchell in Clay County, Kan. 

The family moved to Ashland Ore. in 1937. Ellen graduated from Ashland High School in 1938. She married Raymond Clay Barker on November 3, 1940 in the Ashland Methodist Church. Ellen was a Jackson County Realtor.  Ray and Ellen purchased a small farm and began raising and showing Tennessee Walking Horses. Ellen was a Tennessee Walking Horse Oregon State Champion in the 1960's with her horse, Merry Midnight Sun.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Charles, John (Jack), and Lewis (Bud) Setchell who was killed in WW2; and her husbands, Ray Barker and Fred Gatter. Ellen is survived by her children, Linda Monroe (Dr. Dale), Marilyn Horton (Michael), Richard Barker; step-daughter Gail Gatter Tycer (Lew); seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lewis' widow, Lynn Setchell Belgum (Dick). 

The family will have a gathering of loved ones at her graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Povey Stained Glass Window and Plexiglass restoration fund at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland, Oregon 97520.

Ellen Elizabeth Setchell Barker Gatter