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Maralee Alma Ice

February 27, 1933 - April 01, 2021

Obituary For Maralee Alma Ice

Maralee Ice, whose greatest love was her family, dies at 88.

Raised on a farm in Nebraska, the family moved to Washington in 1943.

Don and Maralee met at Toledo HS and recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. Son Stephen was born in 1953 just before Don was sent to Korea. She rejoined Don in Japan after the war. They traveled the world in the military until 1970. While in Taiwan, they adopted Stephen’s sister Kimberly.

Maralee again waited for Don during the Vietnam war. After the military they moved to Olympia to be near their parents and family.

Maralee took her mother Dorothy into her home during the last of years of her life and they enjoyed quilting and sewing together at the first Baptist Church.

During the 1980’s Maralee became a neonatal and psychiatric nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital.

She is survived by her husband Donald Ice, children Stephen Ice, Andrew Ice and Terra Riley, and by her brother Jerry Schroder and sister Patricia Luhr. She is also survived by son Stephen’s daughter Summer Ice-Tseng and great grandchildren Cedar Tseng and Lucie Tseng and by Terra’s daughter Lilith Riley.

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Uncle Don, Aunt Maralee was one of the kindest and most gracious people I ever knew. I have fond memories of visiting your home as a child and playing with Kim in the most wonderful doll house ever made (by you). Maralee was such a good cook and I still like to make some of the recipes she shared (California Casserole is a favorite). She brought a lot of joy and warmth to treasured trips with my mother. And she always had wonderful advice and generosity when we visited. We will all miss her and are thinking and praying for you during this time.
- Julianne Ice Edmondson
- Julianne Ice Edmondson
Aunt Maralee was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I pray that our Heavenly Father assuage of the anguish of your berevement and leave you only the cherished memory of such a wonderful person. May the hand of our most merciful Heavenly Father lift you and comfort you during this most difficult time. Respectfully and Sincerely, Rex and Diane Ice
- Rex and Diane Ice
Mom loved the family get togethers. She was always there when you needed her. I no longer have mom but mom has me. When I walk, she walks with me and when the leaves rustle the Aspen trees, she is with me there too.
- Stephen Ice
Don, Kathy and I are keeping you in our prayers. We sure have great memories of our visits to Olympia, and remember how Maralee always made us feel so special when we were in your home.
- Ron and Kathy Ice

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