Mickey C. Kraut

September 11, 1931April 6, 2012

Mickey was the second child of Merriman and Ada (Creason) Harlow. Born during an extended family stay in Palace, Missouri; Mickey was returned to Washington at about 6 months of age and lived the rest of her life in the Seattle area. She passed-away in Fife at the age of 80. A graduate of Franklin High School in Seattle, Mickey married her beloved husband of 51 years Donald Kraut in 1949. Don and Mickey settled in White Center in 1954, where they would raise their family and where Mickey would work an interesting array of jobs through the years that included taxi driver, mini mart manager, and art teacher, to name a few.

Aside from her family, Mickey’s great joy came in her volunteerism as she was a tireless advocate for the White Center community for several decades. She served as a board member for the White Center Chamber of Commerce, was a patron of the Boys and Girls Club, and volunteered for the King County Sheriff for 18 years. Mickey is perhaps best known in the community as a long-time organizer of the White Center Jubilee Days.

Mickey was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband; by her daughters Bonnie Cicci and Ruth Zimmerman (Gary), by brothers Bud Harlow and Grover Harlow, and by her sister Patricia Jean Harlow. She is survived by her sisters Merri Paynter (Joe), Joy Remetes, and Gay Farvour (Vern); and by her grandchildren Adam J. Fyall, Andrew Zimmerman, and Michelle Zimmerman.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Celebration of Mickey's Life Thursday, April 19, 2012
  • Cryptside Service Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mickey C. Kraut

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Nicki Daughter #3

April 27, 2012

Ah Mom, can't believe that you are gone. It's so hard to believe, but you would of been so proud of Adam, as you were always proud of him, but this time he out did himself. You looked pretty in your beautiful purple jacket and pretty white blouse, nails and hair done, touches of little sparkles here and there. But the part that touched everyones heart were stories people told about what a wondeful person you were. Seems like we can never express that enough. Adam let us follow your life and legacy with warmth and tremendous pride. He loved you so much. So many of us loved you. Maybe we never expressed that enough. I always wanted to be the kind of person you are. Strong,compassinate and giving. so giving, maybe even to a fault. You had such a way with words, strong, but caring. There will never be another Mickey, another Pct. Mom, another funny cranky old lady. You were a very percious soul, I can't tell you how much (I) will forever miss you. If only we had do overs in life. I would tell you every day. YOUR ONE OF THE BEST.
I still hear your voice and feel your warmth. I am glad you are home with Don and the girls, your family is with you and you are not alone.

Forever miss you.

Greg Nickels

April 23, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Mickey when I represented the White Center neighborhood on the King County Council. She was the heart and soul of White Center, engaged in every aspect of building a strong community. Mickey, you will be missed.

Amanda Amend

April 19, 2012

My Beautiful Mickey...Jubilee Days will Never be the Same with out you! I love you So Much, My Mentor, My Rock, My Wonderful Friend, and Always Grandma Mick! This Year's Parade will be In your Honor. I am Not Ready to Say Goodbye But Just See you Later! I love you!

April 18, 2012

Adam, Andrew, and Michrlle

Hello, I'm Sue Visaya and I was your granmas neighbor for 27 years in fact Adam I live in the house where u lved when you were a little boy at lest that what I ve gathered from the hand prints in the cament out in our garage.I can honestly say I new Mickey very very well. I sure that I was one of the last poeple she talked to befor she died. We had a deep conversation on the Monday afer she returned from her sisters, she told me all about it. She was so looking forward to coming to your house Adam for Easter, she even had a basket she made up for u. She always expresses how much she loved you Adam and hoe much she appricated that u took care of her, she liked your girlfreind too. And Michelle she was so proud of u that u were in the job core, she was always askine me to make sure that u wouldn'be sent to Iran I dont know why she thought that anyway she needed me to reasur her. And then of course theres u Andrwe, she always told me she kept tabs on u always was aware of your needs she loved u very much! Mickey taught me how to be a very strong woman to stand up for what I believed in. With tears in my eyes I will miss her, . Our 5 sons loved her to. Your granpa well what can I say he was a sweetheart. Our family is the only ones left now in the neighborhood.I hope I will get a oppertunity to visit with u at the funeral. Adam u can call me at 206 3715615 when u can visit 4 a while or u can stop by to see me im home till about 130-2 Fondly Sue

Marilyn Bragg

April 17, 2012

Mickey, You were such an asset to the White Center community & when I first met you many years ago when my husband, Rick, worked side by side with you on Jubilee Days, I knew we would always be friends. I will miss our chats & the bantering between you & Rick. Now, may you rest in peace with your loved ones & I know for sure that you & Rick will be watching over us & White Center. My deepest sympathy to your family. God Bless, Marilyn Bragg

Heidi Johnson

April 16, 2012

Mickey was an amazing woman that did so much for everyone. I will miss her.

April 16, 2012

Mickey, we had so much fun together and shared many years of wonderful memories. Donald, Bonnie and Ruth are celebrating your new life with our Lord.

Much love to Adam, Shelley and Andrew. Shirley Leaf

Karen of White Center Jubilee Days

April 14, 2012

Mickey, I loved you and miss you. Andy: Mickey loved you so much, she talked of you with such happiness in her heart. You were such a treasure to her. I'm sure you have Mickey for your guardian angel now. I know how much Mickey missed Don and her daughters, and she can now be with them in Heaven. She loved being at the Burien Precinct, helping keep things going, getting papers and "the boys" in order. It always brightened my day when I would drive by, and her vehicle would be parked outside. I knew she was inside doing what she loved to do. White Center Jubilee Days has lost a long time committed member. She was so devoted to being the Street Vendor Chairperson and our Treasurer, for many, many years. What a wonderful person you were, sharing so much of yourself with all of us. Thanks for giving so much of your life to us all. You were a wonderful gift to not only our community, but to the world. May you rest happily with Don and your girls, together again, in Heaven. I will always remember and miss you. My condolences to your family, and your many friends. Love, Karen, of WCJD

Gay Farvour

April 13, 2012

Mickey..I know you rocked me when I was a new baby. I know you listened to me for all the years of my life. Thank you for all you taught me. Thank you for loving me & I loved you too. I am glad we had time the last few years to add to our memories together. I will miss your laugh.I will miss our talks. I will miss your fun sense of humor.I will miss my big sister Mickey. I am glad you are "home" now with your girls and Don. Love Gay

Vern Farvour

April 13, 2012

Mickey endured tragadies that some of us never experience one of. She fought through them and I never heard her feel sorry for herself though she had earned the right. She could be tough as nails and soft as satin, all at once. She was a dear sister in-law and I will miss her.