via the Bellingham Herald:
Home again . . .”
Mary Alice Pratt Rowe, born December 4, 1916 in Burley, Cassia County, Idaho to Sarah Etta Bailey and Leonidas Moroni Pratt passed away on April 15, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri where she had been living for the past two years with her daughter, Deanne and her husband Bob. Previous to that she had lived for fourteen years with her children in Utah. She was 95 years old and, in her own words, “it has been a good life.” She was the second oldest of eight children. She attended elementary schools in Canada and Bellingham, Washington and graduated from Meridian High School in 1935.
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She is preceded in death by her husband Delos, her daughter Lorette, one granddaughter Trenna, and two great grand- daughters Autumn, and Amberlyn, as well as three brothers, Marvin, Joe, and Chuck Pratt, and two sisters Audrey Jones and Mildred Sandvik Poulsen. She will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses: Bruce and Sandra Tomila Rowe, Boise, Idaho; Mark and Paula Taylor Rowe, Orem, Utah, currently in New Zealand serving an LDS mission; Deanne and Bob Johnson, St. Louis, Missouri; and Glenn and Melody Carr Rowe, South Jordan, Utah; 34 grandchildren; 81 great grandchildren; and her brother Wally Pratt and sister Jean Poulsen. We are sure that her advice to those of us she has left behind would be, “family is everything” “I guess you’ll just have to pray a lot” and “carry on, carry on, carry on!”
What a glorious reunion she is surely having with Dad (Dos) and Lorette, and all those other Rau’s, Bailey’s, and Pratt’s she grew to know and love so personally through her genealogical research and who surely love her for keeping their stories alive in the hearts of their descendants. With her memory now clearly restored, imagine what stories she is telling all of them about her adven- tures here with us in this life. We have so much missed being able to tap into those wonderful memories here during these past many years, but will never forget hearing all the poems and piano tunes that seemed to stay in her memory: “Home again, home again, dancing a jig” “The lady in Red” “I’m a nobody, are you a nobody too?” “And here we have Idaho” “What did Ida hoe my boys” “March Militaire” and all the LDS Hymns! We miss you mom, but promise we will keep the stories, songs, and poems alive from generation to generation. We will not break the link of faith.
A special thanks to Paula, Deanne and Bob, Melody, and Sandy for their patient and loving attentiveness to mom during the last fifteen years and to St. Antho- ny’s Hospice in St. Louis, especially Krissy and Lisa. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20th, at 1:00 p.m. in the Ferndale Second Ward, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5800 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA. under the direction of Safe Harbor Funeral Services. A time of visitation will be held at the church for friends and family from 12:00pm to 12:45pm prior to the service. Graveside serv- ices will be held at Greenacres Memorial Park following the church service. Dona- tions may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (http://pef.lds.org) Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to
Safe Harbor Funeral Service 360-201-9860
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