Albert Barr, 70, of Sunnyside
passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.
He was born Jan. 6, 1934 in
Arriba, Colo. to Ralph and Anna Barr. Albert was the youngest of 12 children,
three girls and nine boys. He moved as a child with his family to Outlook in
1942. He attended Outlook Elementary School and graduated from Sunnyside High
School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On May
20, 1955 he married Patricia Trusley. They were married for 49 years.
He was an operating engineer at
Hanford for 32 years, from January 1955 to August 1987. He farmed and ranched
in the Lower Valley all of his life.
He was a 4-H leader, a softball
and little league coach and a Cub Scout leader. He never missed any of his
children’s or grandchildren’s special events or sports. He was past president
of the Lower Valley Gun Club, a long-time member of the Eagles, VFW and the
He loved to hunt, fish, bowl,
play volleyball, golf, water ski, travel and be on the go. He loved to cut a
wild rug (dance) with his wife, and enjoyed all that the Lower Valley had to
He is survived by his children,
Cathy Blankenship and husband, Dorman, of Prosser, Chuck Barr and wife, Ruth,
and Christina Duggins and husband, Rick, all of Sunnyside; nine grandchildren,
Eric, Adam and Sonshine, Caleb, Joshua, Jacob, Matthew, Alissa, Cecelia,
Joshua, Erika and Kameron; and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma
Krieger of Zillah; one brother, Jim Barr of Washougal; two sister-in-laws,
Nevel Barr of Kennewick and Donna Barr of Yakima; many nieces and nephews; and
He was preceded in death by one
son, Carl Barr, in July 2003.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004,
at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. All are invited to gather at the
Outlook Grange for fellowship with the family after the memorial service. Those
wishing to honor Al’s memory can donate to the Outlook Grange Scholarship Fund.
Outlook Grange #256, 325 S. 5
, #45, Sunnyside, WA 98944.