Teresa Harper Rasmussen
March 16, 1968 – December 13, 2020
After an 8-month battle with soft-tissue sarcoma, Teresa transitioned peacefully to heaven on December 13th, with loved ones by her side.
Born in 1968 and raised in Center, TX (Mt Gillion), Teresa made her way to Alaska after high school where she met her husband of 29 years, Henrik. They would relocate in a few years to Brier, WA, where they would reside and raise a family for next 25+ years. Teresa was a successful businesswoman and maintained a clothing store in Alaska and eventually became a Polish pottery seller in Bothell, Ada’s Polish Pottery, for over 13 years. She loved jazz, going to sporting events, and live concerts. She also loved spending time with her sweet bully pit, Nova, and growing vegetables in her amazing garden.
To know Teresa was to know her extremely big and kind heart, and that she loved and adored her family fiercely. She was the most outgoing and lively person with a larger-than-life personality. She always gave out the best non-judgmental, straight-forward, sound advice and was loved and cherished by so many people. She made an impact and lasting impression on every person she met. Her one-of-a-kind spirit will live in and with us forever.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arvest Harper and brothers, Terry and Oscar Harper. She is survived by husband Henrik Rasmussen, daughter Kesha Fountain, son Mikael Rasmussen (Brier, WA), daughter Takia Harper (Tyler, TX), mother and step-father Archie and Simmie Moffett (Garrison, TX), sister Sharon Harper Mayfield (Dallas, TX), brother Shaka Moffett (Garrison, TX) nieces Cierra Ramey, Imani Mayfield, Leah Mayfield, Keyona Harper (Dallas, TX), LaShannon Jones, Ternisha Yarbrough (Lufkin, TX), nephew Jared Ramey (Dallas, TX) and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Teresa was always dancing, and she loved to have a great time. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in New Orleans, LA, her favorite place.
Teresa Harper Rasmussen
Kamesha Herd Joyce
December 31, 2020
Connected by lineage and blood,
We were introduced by destiny
Your light sparkles bright and leaves an imprint in my soul
The garden, your playground
A place of wonderful memories
I was blessed to take part
Your smile shines bright as the sun that nourishes those plants
And when I sow my seeds or look up in the sky
I will remember your magnificence
You will forever be in my heart.
December 29, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Teresa's family. Teresa was a year ahead of me in school but I remember her beautiful smile and sweet personality. She was well liked and I know she'll be missed. Prayers for her loved ones.
December 27, 2020
As an '86 classmate, I will always remember Teresa's big smile. She was always kind and soft spoken. My prayers are with you and your family.
Darren Webb '86
December 24, 2020
Making you proud always! <3
December 23, 2020
Teresa always had that infectious smile. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She would post those pics of the vegetables from her garden and I would tell her to mail me some. I think she thought I was joking because she never sent them, but I was serious. She will be truly missed. I pray that I will be around to join in the festivities in NOLA which is one of my favorite places as well. Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler
December 22, 2020
I remember when I would travel down to Seattle with my mom to her house. We would stay at her house for 2 weeks and do anything that we could as fast as we could. We went out to get food and had a couple movie nights. Sometimes there were more guests, but we all just came together to have a good time. I only got to do that for 2 years before I lost her. We still had good memories and I will never forget any of them.