Irene "Joyce" Prather

June 3, 1931January 11, 2013
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Joyce was born on June 3, 1931 in Everett, WA to Matthew and Naomi (Lee) Turkovich. She passed away on Jan., 11, 2013 after a courageous battle from an infection. Joyce was a former Bothell resident and worked at Thoreau Elementary for 20 years, where she helped change thousands of young lives.

She is preceded in death by her husband in 2003, William Prather. She is survived by her 3 children; Alice (Ken) Beeck of Kirkland, WA, Esther (Scott) Barnett of Index, WA, and Dr. Edward Prather of Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas and Sabrina Beeck of Kirkland, WA, Nathan, Sophia, and Maison of Index, WA; 3 siblings, May VonAllmen of Seattle, WA and Marjorie (Art) Scheda of Renton, WA; Stan (Ruth) Turkovich of Twin Falls, ID; 2 sister-in-laws, Alice Adams of Lynnwood, WA, Beverly Prather of Salem, and many loving extended family and friends.

Viewing services will be held from 12PM- 5PM on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, WA. Funeral and committal services will be held at Acacia Funeral Home & Memorial Park on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 1PM.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 27, 2013
  • Graveside Service Sunday, January 27, 2013

Irene "Joyce" Prather

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Angela Altentaler

February 5, 2013

Joyce were a wonderful, strong, funny, beautiful woman!! You will be missed so very much!! Now you can walk the heavens pain free, and I am so happy to have you watching out for all us "kids"....some things never change ;) I love you!! RIP

KRisti O

January 29, 2013

Awesome playground supervisor!! Mrs. Prather helped me during playground drama as a little kid @ Thoreau.

Stacey Pacheco

January 26, 2013

Sending you lots of love in this true time of sorrow. Aunt Joyce will be truly missed, but her laughter is our hearts forever. Love Stacey and Mike Pacheco

Monica Johnson

January 26, 2013

Great aunt and great great aunt Joyce u will be missed love Monica Johnson and kaylee landsmen

Beverley Prather

January 26, 2013

Thinking of ECG and everyone one of u during this time. Joyce will ways be in your hearts and memories and now she is with all the partners watching the rest of us all my love aunt Bev

Gail Manasco

January 26, 2013

With all my love and prayers for aunt Joyce and to Alice may, Ester and Edward. May all your memories fill your heart for ever

buck hoffman

January 26, 2013

"joyce" such a beautiful legacy & fun memories....laughs & giggles....always a helper and cherished friend....

donna Bryant

January 24, 2013

MOM Joyce you will be in my love and my mind for all my life as you helped me with a lot and I love you more then you knew Donna B

Janna Santos

January 24, 2013

Such warm memories of you Ms. Prather...Heaven is lucky to have you! RIP

Andrea Inama

January 24, 2013

We'll drink a beer and eat oysters in your honor on the Fourth of July. You've touched so many people and your amazing laughter brought smiles to everyone. You'll be missed but never forgotten.