Former Southeast resident Marlene Krainson Webster Pratt died Oct. 21, 2007, from complications following a long battle with cancer. She was 71.
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She was born Dec. 28, 1935, in Flushing, N.Y., to Albert Krainson and Anna Slonus Krainson.
She lived in various locations throughout her exciting life, including Florida, Utah, Alaska, Oregon and Washington. She was a world traveler and enjoyed sharing her many adventures with friends and family.
A highly skilled and gracious hostess, Marlene retired in 2005 from 20 years of charter yachting in Southeast Alaska. She also owned a jewelry business on Mercer Island, Wash., and worked at Hill Air Force Base in Utah while raising her two sons.
Her family remembers her as a stellar example of strength and determination, a legacy the family wishes to carry on.
Marlene is survived by her sons and their wives, Randy and Amy Webster of Puyallup, Wash., and Bret and Ranae Webster of Bountiful, Utah; her husband of 27 years, Capt. Ted Pratt, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; stepchildren, Kelly and Mike Frick, of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Lara and Travis Tiede, of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, Karen, Amber, Wilson, Jenna, Jake, Emily, Maguire, Jared, Jackson, and Riley; and many devoted friends whom she cherished.
Her family says they will miss her loving hand and caring guidance.
Viewing will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the Sumner United Methodist Church, 901 Wood Ave. Interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Arrangements by Curnow Funeral Home & Cremation Service: 253-863-2800.
Please sign the online guest book at: http://www.curnowfuneralhome.com.