Leah Angeline Barten, 27, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Friday, November 12, 2021, in Anchorage.
Leah was born August 10, 1994, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Lon Barten and Yvette Tucker. She grew up in Clinton, Iowa. After the death of her mother, Leah lived with her aunt, Dawn Tashiro, in California. She later moved to Alaska where she attended the Alaska Military Youth Academy in Anchorage, and lived with her foster mother, Donna Kotaska.
She is survived by her father, Lon, of Charlotte, Iowa; her daughter, Elodie; paternal grandfather, Roy Barten of Park Rapids, Minnesota; uncles Lynn, Shawn, and an aunt, Sheila; foster mother/aunt, Dawn Tucker Tashiro and her husband Robert Tashiro; cousin/foster sister Elizabeth Tashiro; cousins Robert and Eddie Ferrier, Nicholas Mattern, Lance and Samantha Hill; foster mom/cousin Donna Kotaska; foster siblings/cousins Matthew, Emily, and Michaela; other cousins, Lori Russell, Shelby Anderson, Layla Russell; cousins, so many friends, and a huge extended family.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Yvette; paternal grandmother, Ruth Barten; maternal grandmother, Charlene (Warrington) Mattern and her husband, William Mattern; maternal grandfather, Mose “Bruta” Tucker; aunt, Lynelle (Tucker) Ferrier; aunt, Sally Atwater, and Uncle, Lee Barten; and other extended family.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charlotte, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021. A Service of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon in the church. Burial will be at Rossiter Cemetery, Charlotte.
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