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Nona Yost Markee

May 27, 1925 to Jan. 30, 2014 -


Nona Yost Markee

Nona Markee, a Lake Oswego resident for more than 50 years, died Jan. 30, 2014 at age 88. Nona was born in Seattle and raised in Edmonds, Wash. She attended the University of Washington and University of North Carolina graduating in 1946. Nona married Dr. R. Kent Markee in 1951, they moved to Lake Oswego in 1956, where they raised their three children. Nona relocated to Seattle following the death of her husband of 61 years.

Nona was a dedicated wife and mother, who promoted skiing, hiking and travel with her family. She and Kent enjoyed bridge and golf and were longtime members of Willamette Valley Country Club in Canby. Nona volunteered with PCC’s Adult ESL program for many years meeting immigrants from a variety of countries.

Survivors include her sister, Rita Wiklund of Edmonds, Wash., children Ann Pierson of Seattle, Nancy Barker of Tigard, Brent Markee of Seattle; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Feb. 8 in Seattle.