Nona Yost Markee 1925 -  2014

Feb 13, 2014
Nona Markee

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.

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