Enumclaw resident Georgette Pearl Krainick, 70, died Oct. 14, 2011.
She was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Renton, Wash. After growing up with a large family in Maple Valley, she met her future husband, Charles, at a Newaukum Grange dance in 1957. They were married for nearly 50 years before his death in 2007. Together, they raised four loving children on Krainick Dairy in Enumclaw.
She worked at The Boeing Company from 1960 to 1968. Following the birth of twins in 1968, she spent time raising her family before returning to work in jobs closer to home. She had a gift with people, which was evident in her receptionist roles with Dr. J.G. Adams, Berg Realty and at Rainier Bank. She also was involved in the community and in the lives of her school-aged children as a room mom and driving them to their various events. She enjoyed working with the local Children’s Hospital Guild where she helped make and sell crafts at their annual auctions. She was a member of the local chapter of Dairy Wives. She also had a passion for flowers. For several years, she had her own business, The Flower Cellar. She loved to travel, a favorite destination being Hawaii, and she also enjoyed cooking new recipes from her vast collection of cookbooks, spending time with her dogs, knitting a special blanket for a newborn, working in her garden, decorating her home for the holidays and creating elaborate wedding cakes and flower arrangements for family and close friends.
She is survived by daughters Sherry Krainick of Bothell, Wash., and Michelle Karstetter and husband Tom of Moses Lake, Wash.; sons Chuck Krainick and wife Julie of Harrah, Wash., and Mike Krainick and wife Leann of Enumclaw; sisters Wilma Sharp of Auburn and Arvilla Gordon of Salem, Ore.; brother Henry Smith of Buckley; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters Anna Marie Rawson, June Knowles, Joy Helser and Patricia Moore and brothers Joseph Smith and Elton Smith.
All are invited to attend a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by a graveside service at Holy Family Krain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Enumclaw Regional Heathcare Foundation, P.O. Box 905, Enumclaw, 98022.
Services are directed by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com