Nona Yost Markee 1925 - 2014
Nona Markee died Jan. 30, 2014 at age 88. Nona was born to George W. and Nita Yost of Edmonds, the second of 3 daughters. She attended the University of Washington and University of North Carolina graduating in 1946. Nona married Dr. R. Kent Markee of Portland in 1951, they raised their family of 3 in Lake Oswego, OR. Nona relocated to West Seattle in 2013 following the death of her husband of 61 years.
Nona was a dedicated wife and mother, who promoted skiing, hiking and travel with her family. She and Kent enjoyed bridge and golf and were long-time members of Willamette Valley C.C. in Canby, OR. Nona volunteered with a Portland Community College adult ESL program for many years meeting immigrants from a variety of countries.
Survivors include her sister, Rita Wiklund of Edmonds, WA; children Ann Pierson of Seattle, Nancy Barker of Tigard, Brent Markee of Seattle; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Wanda Deming of Las Cruces, NM.
A memorial service was held Feb. 8 in Seattle, WA.