Sadie Lucille Barry, 9, was born in Fairbanks, AK on June 19, 2012, to Sean and Riana Barry. She thrived as a natural born saleswomen selling everything from magic wands to Girl Scout Cookies. She just like to “meet new people and sell cookies” Her vivacious wide-eyed spirit helped sell 1400 boxes this year alone. She was a burgeoning young chef and cake decorator, though she rarely ate the delicious food she crafted. She adored all things creative, and animal related (particularly reptiles). She loved being her mom’s helper, hammock dancing, unicorns, dragons… Her quirky wardrobe choices served to keep her warm and everyone else entertained.
Shiway Elizabeth Barry, 12, was born in Fairbanks, AK, on July 17, 2009, to Sean and Riana Barry. She aspired to be a farmer-veterinarian. She was a gentle Guinea Pig mama to Brownie, Graygorie, Alfredo, Cream, and Cookie. (Shiway enjoyed playing Mindcraft, basketball, gaga ball, her violin, Lego’s, swimming, snorkeling, reading, Girl Scout Horse Camp, and time spent outdoors. Shiway was a highly intelligent precocious child with a quick wit. She often was found enjoying the simple pleasure of swinging on a playground swing contemplating life, Rainbows, or ways to make her IRA grow.
Riana Skogstad Barry, 44, was born in Willmar, MN to Terry Schmidt and Vicky Daniels. She was Valedictorian of her Pine River -Backus high school class) and graduated from St. Benedict’s with a degree in Social Work. Prior to shifting to executive director of Team Shiway and Sadie she worked as a social worker. She specialized in adoption and home studies. Driven to strengthen the adoption process and helping those involved. She was a passionate unschooler. Among her many, many interest included crafting, Tie Dying, gardening, cooking, reading, traveling, camping, and hiking. Fearlessly she would jump into a big project, including the construction of the family cabins in Alaska. She was known to wear flip flops until it became weather prohibitive. She was a woman of remarkable intelligence and calm, steadfast personality. Her Life’s greatest Joy was being a mother to their girls Riana is survived by her older daughter Perrin Cora, mother Vicky “Gigi”Daniels, Dad Terry (Jane Gorski) Schmidt, biological father LaRue Skogstad, siblings Regan (Shannon Conroe) Skogstad, and Anjela (Michael) Ayllon, nieces, and nephews Alan (Amber), Austin, Jani, Andrew (Aka Bruce Wayne), Gracie, Miles, Calvin, and Ethan, and Great niece Memory. Stepbrothers Collin (Hilary) Barron and Justin (Leanna) Barron.
Sean Christopher Barry, 47, was born in Manhasset, NY on Oct. 26, 1974, to John and Elizabeth Barry. Sean earned his BS in Geography from the University of Fairbanks Alaska. He worked for Red Dog Mine in water treatment in Northern Alaska. Sean’s adventurous spirit fueled his travel wanderlust as a young man Backpacking thru Europe at 18. By 40 he had traveled to 6 out of 7 continents. Never failing to mention he went to Antarctica… twice. He made Alaska his home base for 20 years before relocating to Duluth. He was wickedly smart, quick witted, a furious reader, a lover of a
good brew, and an even better debate. Above all else he Loved being the father of two exceptional girls. Sean was preceded in death by his father John and brother James. Sean is survived by his mother Elizabeth Barry sister Kathleen Barry, brothers Timothy (Ina) Barry, and Brian (Heidi) Barry, sister-in-law Nicolle Barry, nieces and nephews Mya, Graham, Phillip, Judy, Nicky, Olivia, Cordelia, Sebastian, Boyd, and Caspian James.
The families implore the public to join us to celebrate their lives. Public Funeral Services for the Barry Family will be held in the Marshall School Auditorium on Sunday May 1, 2022, at 1PM. 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home. 600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805. 218-727-3555