Coralie W. Krummeck

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Coralie W. KRUMMECK 11.21.22 ~ 2.8.12 A woman ahead of her time, Coralie died peacefully on February 8th. She was a visionary, an entrepreneur, a small business person, a film producer, a leader, a scholar, a philanthropist, an underground food redistributor, pop-up baker, and most importantly (particularly to her) a dedicated and exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Ken, three children - Andrea (Hews), Jeff, and Kim, seven grandchildren, and a great granddaughter, all of whom miss her incredibly. Her accomplishments were numerous, though she had no interest in recognition. She attended Queen Anne High and Whitman College graduating with honors in English Literature and actually understanding Chaucer. She was a scout leader and a school leader in several local PTA's. She was a member and chairman of the board of the Boyer Children's Clinic and instrumental in its ongoing success, having organized the very successful Little Shop at Swedish Hospital and an award winning documentary entitled Thursday's Child about the clinic. She was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Cathedral and volunteered countless hours there. She donated gallons of blood to the Puget Sound Blood Center. Later in life, she and Ken (and Chub) organized an underground system of food redistribution by collecting surplus food from an extensive network of supermarkets and delivering the bounty to various tent cities and food banks. She ran a pop-up bakery delivering truly home made baked goods to the Dottore Espresso bar in Wedgwood. She was a voracious reader and loved NY Times crosswords, but was known to curse Will Shortz for fabricating words and clues. Her greatest success and proudest accomplishment was guiding her family through the many rigors of life. A longtime resident and an active member of the Montlake community, she successfully raised three children, more or less safely, during the tumult of the 60's and 70's. She was always there for her grandchildren, ready to celebrate their successes and console them in times of need. Coralie's amazing life will be celebrated by friends and family on Saturday, February 18th with an 11:00 a.m. service at St. Mark's Cathedral on Capitol Hill and a 12:30 p.m. reception at the Boyer Children's Clinic in Montlake (1850 Boyer Ave. East). Donations to the clinic are encouraged in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 12, 2012
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