Maureen Irby Courtney of Auburn died Sept. 30, 2017.
She was born July 9, 1948, in Seattle to Phyllis and Tom Irby and grew up between Auburn and Enumclaw with sisters Barbara and Lynne. She was a self-proclaimed tomboy, electing to play outside rather than sit inside, and spent many summers at Mount Rainier camping and hiking with her parents, aunt and uncle. She graduated from Auburn High school in 1966 and was married on June 7 1969, to Wayne A. Courtney.
She was an avid volunteer, lending her vast knowledge as a 4-H photography, sewing and cooking leader, 4-H judge, Co-Op president, homeschool volunteer, Sunday School teacher, wildflower expert and speaker, and designer of the local Foothills Trail landscaping. She had compassion for those less fortunate and donated to many charities providing food, water, education and the love of God to those around the world. She was a strong Christian.
She is survived by her mother Phyllis; husband Wayne; son Josh (Jean); sister Lynne; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her father Tom and sister Barbara.
There will be a Celebration of Life service presided over by Bruce Thweatt at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Wabash Church, 18325 S.E. 384th St., Auburn, 98092. The service is open to all who would like to attend. Burial will be at Enumclaw Memorial Park on Friday, Oct. 13, during a private service for close friends and family.