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February 11, 2013

Natalie Marie "Cookie" Barnett

POINT AU ROCHE — Natalie Marie "Cookie" Barnett, 67, of Point Au Roche, died peacefully Feb. 8, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

"Cookie" was born July 11, 1945, in Bellville, Texas, daughter of I.P. and Norma Mueller. She was named after her two grandmothers, Natalie Augus ta Louise Balke and Elsa Marie Mueller.

The nickname of Cookie came from her brother Robin Mueller and stuck with her throughout her life. Robin said that he called her Cookie because she was so sweet!

Cookie attended Pattison School in Pattison, Texas, gradu ating in 1963. In high school, Cookie played basketball for four years and was involved in numerous extracurricular ac tivities. She graduated third in her class. Within days of her graduation, Cookie enrolled in Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1966 with a Bachelor's degree in education.

Cookie moved to Plattsburgh with the Air Force in 1972. She went to work for Magram's Department in the Champlain Center South Mall in the mid 1970's as a sales clerk as well as a model at the Surrey Lounge, showing the latest in fash ions during lunch at the Surrey. Also, during the same time period, Cookie attained her real estate license and began sell ing real estate for Century 21 Norm Foote. Following her real estate career, Cookie began working for Marine Midland Bank in the North Country Shopping center.She was selected to be in charge of the first ATM on the Plattsburgh State University campus.

In 1981, Cookie married George M. Barnett and began a number of new adventures. She often said "I have been in a mess ever since I met him!" In the mid 1980s, Cookie part nered with Stephen Carpenter to open the Liquor and Wine Warehouse. The store was a great success and a great part nership. Cookie continued in the business until the late 1980's, when she moved on to become secretary and bookkeep er for Touraid Travel, where she was an integral part of the business for the remainder of her career. Cookie enjoyed trav el and traveled extensively as a representative of Touraid Travel. She attended countless cruise line inaugurals and recognition events. She and George were fortunate enough to be invited to the float out ceremonies for the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas in Finland.

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