Mary Petronela (Raymond) Barter June 12, 1916 ~ November 16, 2006 PACIFIC GROVE - Mary Raymond Barter, lovingly referred to as "Duchess" by her family, was born June 12, 1916 in Paramount, CA and moved to Pacific Grove at the age of four with her mother, Nellie Salcak Raymond, and her father, Ernest Raymond. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble Lot Barter, who passed in 1990. Mary passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on November 16, 2006 at Carmel Hills Care Center. She was a graduate of Pacific Grove High School, Class of 1934, and was honored to be selected Valedictorian. She also attended Monterey Peninsula College. Mary was a buyer for the China and Glass Department of Holman's Department Store for 28 years and owned Karen's Kreations Gift Shop in Carmel with her daughter, Karen. She also had a passion for travel. Mary was a dedicated volunteer with community organizations. She served on the board of the California Gift Show for 12 years; was Past President of both the Carmel Businessmen's Association and the Tau Mu service organization and, in her early years, was Past Worthy Advisor of the Monterey chapter of Rainbow Girls. Mary was also a member of the Lighthouse Keepers, Cypress Garden Guild and Past Treasurer of the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association. As busy as her life was, Mary's family was always a priority for her. She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Karen Mignano and her husband, Lawrence, of Carmel; her daughter, Dianne Sloan and her husband, Jerry, of Saratoga, CA; her grandchildren, Noble and Brian Mignano, Jolynn Johnsson and Dinah, Pamela and Karen Sloan; her great-grandchildren, L.J., Kevin, Kyle and Kelli Mignano, Elissa and Justin Malott and Jacob and Joseph Johnsson and her great-great-grandson, Jayden Mignano. At Mary's request, no services will be held. Following cremation under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, inurnment will be at El Carmelo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to the Monterey County SPCA, P.O. Box 3058, Monterey, CA 93942 or the charity of your choice.