Alice Irene Barr, 89, of Poulsbo passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Harbor House in Poulsbo.
Born in Ada, Minnesota on Oct. 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Marie Theoline and Emil Rasmussen.
A graduate of Ellensburg High School Class of 1946, she enjoyed her teenage years working at Ostrander’s Drug Store. After her high school graduation, she moved to Seattle where she was employed by Sears and Roebuck working in the accounting department.
During this time Alice met and eventually married her loving husband, Franklin Dale Barr, in Seattle in 1953.
She was a Girl Scout leader, homeroom mother in the Shoreline School District for both her daughters, Debra and Jennifer. Alice and Frank belonged to the Seattle Yacht Club taking part in events and festivities there. In 1967, they moved from Seattle to Lemolo where they lived for many years. They later moved to Oyster Bay in Bremerton where they enjoyed traveling and as members, participating in the Bremerton Sons of Norway events. A few years later they moved to the Dungeness Spit in Sequim.
Alice had many fun lunches and get togethers with the women in her “lunch bunch” group.
After Frank retired from commercial fishing in Alaska, the two enjoyed spending time in Hawaii visiting friends, especially Alice’s longtime friend Florence Hayslip, and her sister Dee in Arizona. Alice was a much beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandma, and great grandma. She was an avid gardener and an excellent baker, best known for her delicious pies and cakes.
She loved beach walks and especially collecting agates, but the true joy of her life was being a grandma.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank, Alice is survived by her loving daughters Jennifer Wiegand (Greg) and Debra Ruberto (Tony); her cherished grandchildren Lisa Passe’ (Keith), Hayley James, Aaron Wiegand (Emile), Janie Sorensen (Jonathan) and Benjamin Carleton; and great-grandchildren Avery, Thomas, Elle, J.J., Eli, Caleb and Dawson. Her loving brother Leroy Rasmussen, sister Marie Rasmussen, very special sister-in-law Vicky Rasmussen, and many loving nieces and nephews also survive her.
A memorial service will be offered to family and friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE, Bainbridge Island.
The family request donations in Alice’s memory be made to Animal Rescue Families, PO Box 165, Bremerton, WA 98337; Paws of Bremerton, PO Box 2235, Bremerton, WA 98310; or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Friends may sign the online guest book at www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.