Beatrice (Bea) Barnett Ranker

Beatrice (Bea) Barnett Ranker of Deer Harbor passed peaceably at Islands Convalescent Center in Friday Harbor, Nov. 2, 2005.

With her were her son, Gary Ranker, and her grandson, Kevin Ranker.

She taught kindergarten on Orcas Island for many years and was known and loved by so very many here in the San Juan Islands. She was a wonderful, kindhearted woman who spent her entire life caring, giving and letting others know how very special they were.

Before she passed, she said, “I’m the richest person in the world… I have so very many dear friends and am surrounded by love.”

Bea’s family would like to thank all of the staff at Islands Convalescent Center for the sincere kindness, caring and love.

There will be a memorial service at the Deer Harbor Community Hall on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

Memories of Bea will be shared and then a potluck dinner will follow.

For those who would like, donations can be made in Bea’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northwest Chapter, 1200 6th Ave, Suite 605, Seattle, Wa 98101, (206) 838) 5153 or