Wayne Paul Barrett

09/29/1958 — 04/29/2023

From Concrete, Washington | Born in Malta, Montana

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Celebration of Life

Sat, June 17, 2023, 1:00 pm
Events at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA 99352

Wayne Paul Barrett

Wayne Paul Barrett, age 64, of Concrete, Washington resident, passed away  April 29, 2023 in a car accident. He was born in Malta, Montana to Wayne Lee and Arlene Rachel (Rustad) Barrett. He spent many time on his family ranch and referred to it as the best times of his life; the place he always called “home.”

Wayne graduated from Great Falls High School in 1976. Received his bachelors in industrial arts from Northern Montana University. During his time in college he was part of the wrestling team. Then he went on to receive his masters in education. Wayne spent many years at Pasco High School as a shop teacher. One of his greatest accomplishments was building jet boats with the students. He then went on to be Pasco High School vice principal, then to Kiona Benton High school principal, then to Omak alternative school principal and shop teacher where he brought back the legacy of his boats. Finally he finished his career as Concrete School District superintendent. Mr. Barrett was a huge part of so many students, and fellow peers lives who he loved dearly. During this time he influenced many kids through his many years coaching wrestling and baseball.

During his time in Pasco he started the well known Sand and Sage Retriever Club. He went on to run hunt tests and then field trials. His dogs meant the world to him and many of which were Master Hunters and Qualified all age dogs. Many of his greatest friends came from this world and some of his greatest memories of running dogs with his daughter Kamela were shared.

A few years ago Wayne started to get back into the dogs when he and his daughter got labs again. He was very excited to retire and start this adventure again. Wayne was a beloved educator, principal, superintendent, father and most of all grandfather. Secondary to his family Wayne had a great love for all people and students he came across. Many knew him as stern but loving.

He was always the first to help someone in need. Wayne was so excited to retire and get back to all the things he loved the most; hunting and family.

He is survived by his daughters, Jene LaCroix, Kamela Kraemer son in law Josh Kraemer, son Seth Barrett, brother Scott Barrett sister in law Lisa Barrett, sister Kim Blunn brother in law Jim Blunn and grandchildren Morgan, Dominic, Chloe, Avery, Mason, Reghan, Jennavecia, Max, Ellie, Micah and Kasey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Wayne and Rachel Barrett

Celebration of life will be in Tri-Cities, Washington on June 17th 2023 at 1pm with reception to follow

Einan’s (Event Center) Events At Sunset 915 Bypass Hwy Richland, WA 99352

If Wayne or Mr. Barrett touched your life in any way, we would love for you to come and celebrate his life well lived. Share your memories of Wayne and sign the online guest register at

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