Sweet River Hylinne Barclay passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with her family by her side. She was 9.
River was born on Jan. 27, 2010, to John and Michelle (McClintock) Barclay in Aberdeen, Washington. She attended school at A.J. West Elementary, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation funded the River Resource Room in her honor.
River loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them at Sam Benn Park and the beach. However, snuggling up to watch her favorite shows while enjoying pumpkin pie or chocolate pudding had to be her favorite.
Some of River’s favorite things were “The Last Unicorn,” “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6,” My Little Pony, Rainbow Dash, Sheriff Callie, unicorns, butterflies and anything purple. Her dogs, Gwendolyn and Oban, always brought a smile to her face with their wagging tails and loving nudges.
River is survived by her loving parents, John Barclay and Michelle (Dan) Kinnaman, both of Aberdeen; step-mother Courtney Barclay of Aberdeen; siblings Angel, Kristian and Tyler; grandparents Monica and Bill McClintock of Morgan Hill, California, Marie Barclay of California and Emily Cook of Aberdeen, Washington; and numerous loving family member and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Lewis Philip Barclay, and beloved dog Paisley.
Celebration times and dates can be requested from River’s parents. Her parents request any donations be made to the A.J. West River Resource Room to keep River’s legacy moving forward.
Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.