Mary Lee Peek
1 January, 1942 – 12 July, 2019
Mary Lee Peek (Krause), born January 1, 1942 to Adolf Walter Krause and Florence Minnie Stolt; was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2019 at the age of 77 after a brief illness. In her formative years, Mary Lee attended Redeemer Lutheran School, North Pines Junior High and received her diploma from Central Valley High School in 1960. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Eastern Washington State College in 1965, where she met William Peek of Edwall during their studies. They were united in marriage in 1966 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Spokane. She taught grade school in Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Ephrata, and Seattle, Washington.
For 29 years, she was a beloved teacher and mentor for many students and staff. In the fall of 1978, she began teaching at Concordia Lutheran School in Seattle. She was commissioned in 1992 through an intensive colloquy program, which allowed her to be a called teacher within the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
For many years, she was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and confirmation classes. With her angelic voice, she sang in the choir and performed many solos in church services and at weddings for family and friends. Upon moving to Snohomish in 2002, she became a member of Shephard of the Hills Lutheran Church where she enjoyed worship and fellowship with the congregation. She was a bright light setting an example for how to treat people. Mary Lee made a difference to all she touched. She was a devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. Throughout her life she always made people feel special and was loved by all of her friends and family members.
Mary Lee was preceded in death by her parents and brother Glen. She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, William T. Peek of Snohomish, son Michael (Victoria) of Mill Creek, daughter Lisa (Tim) Nelson, of Everett, Washington; aunt Videll Dungey of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, grandchildren Jesse, Kayleigh, Aidan, Elin, Holden, Gabriel and Olivia who were her seven greatest joys, as well as several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th Street S.E., Snohomish, (Maltby) Washington on Saturday, August 24th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be considered for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran School in Seattle and/or the Providence Cancer Center in Everett.
Mary Lee Peek
David and Cindy Blair
August 22, 2019
Our hearts go out to all of your family as your grieve the loss of this beautiful woman of God!
We have such fond memories of Mary Lee, as she taught three of our four daughters. ❤️
Our girls remember Mrs Peek with such love! She made a huge impact in their lives! David and I are so thankful for the individual care and wonderful teaching she gave each of them. She was one of the special instruments God used to build our girls’ faith and love toward their Savior Jesus. She will be greatly missed.
We now have great hope in knowing we will see her again in heaven. ❤️
August 8, 2019
Mrs Peek will forever be in my memory. I had a learning disorder and had a hard time paying attention in class and she never gave up on me. She believed in me and taught me not to ever give up. I’ll always remember how love and patience can change lives because of her.
July 27, 2019
What a wonderful life story!
July 23, 2019
Mary Lee always had a smile and words of comfort for everyone. I taught with her at Concordia Lutheran School for 14 years and was always amazed at how much love and attention she gave to her students. We shared many laughs together and collaborated on how to most effectively reach our students. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but will live on in the hearts and memories of her students and others she touched with her love. May she rest in peace with her Lord.
July 18, 2019
What a loving woman she was! I enjoyed her love for her family, profession and students.
Our prayers for with you as you experience the loss of such a terrific God loving soul.