Alma Lea Barrans passed away on August 4, 2012 at the age of 79. She was born the daughter of George Albert and Edna (Clarke) Parker on Jan. 14, 1933 in Chewelah. Alma Lea attended and graduated from high school in Chewelah, Class of 1950. She met Delmar Barrans in 1944, and the two were married on June 14, 1951 in Chewelah.
Alma Lea and Delmar pastored for 57 years throughout Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and British Columbia. Following ministry, Alma Lea supported Delmar’s mission trips by keeping a home base before Delmar became the pastor at the Kettle Falls New Beginnings Fellowship Church in 1994.
In her spare time, Alma Lea enjoyed volunteering her time with the church’s soup kitchen, tending to her flowers and garden, constructing puzzles, playing skip-bo with her grandchildren, and spending time with her loving family. More than anything, Alma Lea was a prayer warrior for others and her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Alma Lea was preceded in death by her son, Terry Barrans.
She is survived by her husband, Delmar, at the home; children Rob (Karen), Auburn; daughter-in-law, Carla Barrans, Renton; Tim (Deborah), Kent; Ted (Tami), Enumclaw; Russell, Newtown, PA; Tamra Johnson, Beaumont, CA; grandchildren, Timelle, Terry Jr., Tim, Tanya, Tiffany, Chris, Matt, Chris, David, Taylor, Alli, Samantha, Tessa, Rachael, Brittany, Natalie; five great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mrs. Barrans was held August 6 at the Colville Assembly of God Church, with a graveside service following at Pioneer Cemetery on August 7 in Chewelah. If one so wishes, memorial contributions may be made in Alma Lea’s name to New Beginnings Missionary Account, in care of Kathy Quick, P.O. Box 1199, Kettle Falls, WA 99141.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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