Cara J. Clausen
A celebration of her life has been scheduled from 3 to 6
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Hotel Albatross Ballard, 2319 NW Market St.,
Seattle, WA 98107.
A celebration of her life will also be held in Wisconsin at
a later date.
Memorials are being established in her name for a memorial
bench to be placed at the Seattle Arboretum. Memorials may be sent to Tobias
Barr at 509 21st Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, or Cara Clausen Memorial Fund at
International Bank of Amherst, PO Box 39, Amherst, WI 54406. Checks made out to
“Cara Joy Memorial.”
Ms. Clausen was born Nov. 8, 1977, in Stevens Point. She
attended public schools in both Amherst and Stevens Point, graduating from
Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) in 1996.
She earned an associate degree in restaurant management from
the New England Culinary Institute.
She was employed as Marketing Coordinator by The Portico
Group in Seattle, Wash. She also wrote a popular cooking column for The
Community Spirit newspaper of Amherst for two years.
She was married to Tobias Barr June 16, 2007, in Stevens
Survivors include her husband, Tobias Barr, Seattle, Wash.; her
father, Randy (Connie) Clausen, Amherst; her mother, Susan (Ludeman) (Pat) Hedquist,
Door County; two sisters, Emily Jane (Mike) Ulysses, Portland, Ore., and Alex
Hedquist, Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, Ben, (Katie) Hedquist, Tempe, Ariz.;
and one stepbrother, David (Valerie) Hedquist, Custer.