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Two Skagit County men have been charged with first-degree attempted robbery after they allegedly lured a man to buy a car then attempted to rob him.

Mount Vernon - A lifelong resident of Skagit Valley, Alice Muriel Juckett passed away September 18, 2021 in her Mt. Vernon home. She was born November 16, 1921, in her grandparents' home, on Debay Island to Rose Louise Barbo and Andy Walter Barbo. She was the first born of six siblings consisting of four sisters and two brothers. The Debay Island was subjected to periodic flooding from the adjacent Skagit River, which influenced her father to relocate the family to a small residence on a hillside overlooking the town of Sedro-Woolley. Later they moved again to a small farm overlooking the Skagit River on high terrain in rural Mount Vernon. Both locations far removed from the threat of flooding. Relocating the family to the small farm satisfied another objective of the Polish/Italian immigrant parents. Operating and maintaining a small farm required a continuous and variety of work. Alice and her siblings grew up in this environment, which certainly contributed to the strong work ethic each gained from that experience. This was a major factor in her later success as a store manager in the corporate world. Graduating from Mount Vernon High School in June, 1940, Alice married Russell B. Juckett on July 6, 1940 in Bellingham, WA. They first met while working summer jobs picking strawberries in a strawberry field adjacent to the town of Burlington. Russell lived with his grandparents, a couple of miles away, and in the courtship that followed, Russell would often walk the nearly four miles to the Barbo home in Mount Vernon for an evening visit with Alice. He occasionally, crossed the Skagit River on the railway bridge rather than the highway bridge, which saved nearly a mile on the commute. Typically, he carried with him his homemade chocolate fudge, to the delight of the Barbo children. Russell was inducted into the Army on September 16, 1940. He and Alice moved to Fort Campbell, Kentucky where Russell attended Officer Candidate School and their son, Russell B. Juckett, Jr. was born in 1943. Alice returned home with the deaths of both parents, who died within six months of each other in 1943, to keep the family together and to take care of her sister Marie, a high school senior, and her twelve-year-old twin sisters, Evelyn and Eleanor. Her brother, Walter had joined the Army Air Corps, as a fighter pilot, and brother Victor joined the Navy as a crewman on fighter bombers during World War II. Starting her professional career, as a telephone operator for Montgomery Ward in 1945, Alice was soon promoted to Credit Manager and subsequently was asked to become the Store Manager in downtown Mt. Vernon. Alice continued to break the glass ceiling as the Manager of their Catalog Store on Riverside Drive in 1958 which included an automotive center. Alice retired from retail after 38 1/2 years in 1984 with Montgomery Ward. Growing up on the small farm in Mount Vernon likely affected choice of location when Alice and Russell decided to build their dream home. They selected a location on a hillside in Mount Vernon with a fabulous view overlooking Skagit Valley and with landscaping that drew public awe. There was no danger of flooding. During retirement, Alice and Russell enjoyed traveling to exotic and interesting places around the world, including, but not limited to, China, Tahiti, New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, while always taking their annual trip to the Hawaiian Islands, and various road trips throughout the US. Alice was active in the local Floral Arts Club, Women of Moose, Emblem Club and "Cascade Walk the Mall" program. She loved gardening and grew her own vegetables and fruit every year since childhood. She would tend to her garden after work as she found it relaxing from the pressures of a 6-day work week. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Andy Walter Barbo and Rose Louise Barbo, her beloved husband of 71 years, Russell Bernard Juckett, Sr., and her twin sisters, Evelyn Wise Nelson and Eleanor McCormick Poppe. She is survived by her son Russell Bernard Juckett, Jr., sister Marie Louise Sims, of Sedro Woolley, and brothers Walter Barbo of Aurora, Colorado, Victor Barbo of Ulysses, Kansas A Celebration of Life will be November 16, 2021, which would have been her 100th birthday, at 1:00 pm, Hawthorne Funeral Home. There will be a private internment prior to the Celebration.

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