Barbara Jean Marymee Tuttle, age 88, passed away after a short illness on January 13, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Aloha, Oregon. Born April 6, 1930 in Gilroy, CA to William M. and Dorothy Fellom. She was a 4th generation Gilroyan and youngest daughter of a pioneer ranching family. Her great-grandfather, Mathias Fellom, a Danish immigrant and one of the earliest settlers in the region, worked with John Gilroy, founder of the town, in the early 1800s. Her father, William Fellom, and grandfather, John Fellom, were long time Gilroy ranchers and her mother, Dorothy served the Gilroy community during her career as a Registered Nurse.
Barbara graduated from Gilroy High School and Heald Business College in San Jose. In 1950 she married Frank J. Marymee at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy, where her parents married in 1925. Barbara and Frank made their home in the San Jose area until he passed away in 1966. A young widow, she lovingly raised their five children as well as one of their nephews. In 1974 she married Vaughn L. Tuttle of Salinas who predeceased her. Barbara later moved to Portland OR where she worked until retirement for the Oregon State Employment Dept. Barbara enjoyed gardening, camping and the beach, spending time with family, and caring for her cherished little dog, Lilly.
Barbara is lovingly survived by her four daughters, Shirlie Marymee of Sacramento, CA, Frances Sipe ( Bill ) of Tigard OR, Cynthia Marymee of Hollister, CA, and Therese Walker ( Steve) of Aiken, S. Carolina, grandchildren Brien Sipe, Lyndsey Sipe and Madelynn Walker, and her brother William J. Fellom of Hollister. She was predeceased by her son Daniel Marymee, her brother Wayne Fellom and nephew Patrick Marymee. She is the cherished aunt to James Marymee, Maureen Marymee, Michael Marymee (Terri ), Timothy Fellom (Kim) and Julie Fellom and great aunt to several great nieces and nephews.
Private services were held in Portland Oregon.