Marie Mickle

Marie Mickle, 87, died Nov. 29 at her home in Federal Way.

She was born April 9, 1915, in Lincoln, Neb., and married Harold R. Mickle on May 29, 1937. Soon after their wedding, they began working on the Alcan Highway and in 1945 moved to the Tri-Cities, where Marie worked for the U.S. Postal Service. At her retirement 27 years later, she received a distinguished service award.

She resided at The Manor at Canyon Lakes in Kennewick until February 2000, when she moved to Foundation House in Federal Way.

Survivors include her sisters, Dorothy Deitrich of Lincoln, Neb. and Maxine Elrod of Crete, Neb., and several nieces and nephews, including Norma and Maynard Campbell and Joan Kroeller, all of Federal Way.

Her husband of 62 years, Harold, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at Foundation House.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross or a charity of choice.