Maralee Ice
1933 - 2021
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Maralee Ice
February 27, 1933 - April 1, 2021
Olympia, Washington - 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 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 Lucia Tseng and by Terra's daughter Lilith Riley.
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Published in The Olympian on Apr. 11, 2021.
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