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Memorial to girls planned on Baby Doll Road Wednesday

Family and friends of two teenage girls killed in a single car collision Dec. 16 on Baby Doll Road will gather at the site Wednesday, as Kitsap County installs memorial signs commemorating the crash victims.
Rebekah Faye Barrett, 18, of South Kitsap, and Shanaia Rose Bennett, 17, of Gig Harbor, died on the scene, after the Toyota Camry Barrett was driving skidded of the road and slammed into a tree. A third girl, 17, survived the crash.
Witnesses reported that Barrett had been racing with a 1997 Toyota pickup, driven by her boyfriend Robert A. Rundquist. Rundquist, 20, of South Kitsap faces two counts of vehicular homicide in Kitsap County Superior Court. His trial is set for May.
The signs, purchased with donations through the county’s memorial sign program, will urge safe driving.
“If either one of those signs saves one life, it will be worth it,” said Rhonda Barrett, Rebekah’s mother.
Anyone is welcome to attend the memorial from noon to 1 p.m. on Baby Doll Road. The road will be closed during the event.

Baby Doll Road and Other Odd Kitsap Street Names

On Thursday, I am going to do an interview with someone who lives on Cozy Lane in South Kitsap. Sound like a nice place.

As I’m out and about, I often wonder how some of these, typically rural, streets got their names. For example, Baby Doll Lane, also in South Kitsap, has a story behind it that I once knew — heard it from an old-timer. But in the course of daily dumpings of my mental trash, I’ve forgotten it. Can anyone help me out?

I’ve always been fond of Egg and I Road in Port Ludlow, which surely must have been inspired by the 1945 book by Betty McDonald about her life on a chicken farm in Chimacum.

I’ve noticed many roads that seem to be named after an individual or family, probably the first person to build there.

Kitsap County has just passed a new resolution to impose some uniformity of addressing, which will help firefighters and other first responders locate homes in case of emergency. The version that passed was revised, reducing the number of new road names to less than the 200 officials originally expected. Neighbors will be able to name their road by coming to a consensus. If they can’t, or won’t, the county will choose the name.

Do you live on a road with an interesting name? If so, what’s the story behind it? And if you lived on a road without a name, what would you call it and why?

Chris Henry, reporter