Nicholas Reed Barrett passed away September 15, 2016 in Princeton, CA at the age of 31. Nick was born January 13, 1985 in Yuba City, CA. He was a lifelong resident of Colusa County.
Nick never met a stranger. He was loved by all who were lucky enough to meet him in his much too short life. He will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know him, whether for an hour or a lifetime.
He started working on the farm at the young age of 11 and continued farming for 20 years. He attended Lassen College where he enjoyed rodeo participation and Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. He had a love for animals that was well known.
Nick is survived by his father Gary (Cindy) Barrett of Princeton, CA, his mother Becky Van Kleeck (John Poyner) of Colusa CA, his grandfather Manuel Barrett, grandmother Bertie Van Kleeck, his aunts Carla (Lawrence) van Kleek, Devra Van Kleeck, Cindy Barrett (Dave Lake), stepbrothers Scott (Lisa) Poyner, Bryan Poyner, Andrew (Camie) Poyner, and many loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his adored grandfather Carl Van Kleeck and his beloved Nana, Mary Barrett.
A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Nick’s name to the Colusa County Agricultural Foundation through the Colusa County Office of Education or the Princeton Agriculture Barn Project through Princeton High School Future Farmers of America.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com ■