Joyce was born on June 3, 1931 in Everett, WA to Matthew and Naomi (Lee) Turkovich. She passed away on Jan., 11, 2013 after a courageous battle from an infection. Joyce was a former Bothell resident and worked at Thoreau Elementary for 20 years, where she helped change thousands of young lives.
She is preceded in death by her husband in 2003, William Prather. She is survived by her 3 children; Alice (Ken) Beeck of Kirkland, WA, Esther (Scott) Barnett of Index, WA, and Dr. Edward Prather of Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas and Sabrina Beeck of Kirkland, WA, Nathan, Sophia, and Maison of Index, WA; 3 siblings, May VonAllmen of Seattle, WA and Marjorie (Art) Scheda of Renton, WA; Stan (Ruth) Turkovich of Twin Falls, ID; 2 sister-in-laws, Alice Adams of Lynnwood, WA, Beverly Prather of Salem, and many loving extended family and friends.
Viewing services will be held from 12PM- 5PM on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, WA. Funeral and committal services will be held at Acacia Funeral Home & Memorial Park on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 1PM.