Obituaries — April 18, 2018

Alice Irene Barr

Alice Irene Barr, 89, of Poulsbo, Washington passed away peacefully on Monday March 5, 2018 at the Harbor House in Poulsbo. Born in Ada, Minnesota 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, home room 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 long time 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), Debra Ruberto (Tony), her cherished grandchildren, Lisa Passe’ (Keith), Hayley James, Aaron Wiegand (Emile), Janie Sorensen (Jonathan), 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 on Saturday April 28th, 2018 at 1:00 PM in Cook family Funeral Home 163 Wyatt Way NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. 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

Arthur S. Lardi

Arthur S. Lardi, 92, of Sequim, passed away April 7, 2018.

Arthur was born to Dominic and Ernestine Lardi of North Cannan, Connecticut in 1925.

He married Virginia Lardi and they had 59 wonderful years together.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was an original plank owner aboard the USS Wasp Cu-18, which saw heavy combat action in the Pacific Theatre.

Art worked as a repairman for the New England Southern Bell Telephone Company until retiring in 1983.

He and Virginia moved to Sequim in 1991 and enjoyed the beautiful area until her death in 2009.

Arthur is survived by two sons, Robert and William, one daughter, Karen.

He lost his youngest son Steven in May of last year, he is also survived by many grand children and great grandchildren.

Arthur was loved and will be missed very much.

A Mass in honor of Arthur will be celebrated Wednesday, April 18th, at St. Joseph Parish of Sequim, at 11:00 AM. It will be followed by full military honors at Sequim View Cemetery.

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