Lee Anne McGonagle Malott Obituary

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Lee Anne McGonagle Malott

May 28, 1939 - October 15, 2011
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Lee Anne McGonagle Malott, 72, died on October 15, 2011 in Seattle, as a result of complications of cancer. She was born May 28, 1939, in Duluth, Minnesota, and moved to Washington at the age of 2. As a young girl she was active in the Girl Scouts of America and Job's Daughters International. In Seattle, Lee Anne attended Lake City Elementary, Jane Adams Junior High, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957. She then graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology in 1961, and later received a Masters Decree in Public Health Administration from the University of Michigan in 1968. Lee Anne...
Lee Anne McGonagle Malott, 72, died on October 15, 2011 in Seattle, as a result of complications of cancer. She was born May 28, 1939, in Duluth, Minnesota, and moved to Washington at the age of 2. As a young girl she was active in the Girl Scouts of America and Job's Daughters International. In Seattle, Lee Anne attended Lake City Elementary, Jane Adams Junior High, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957. She then graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology in 1961, and later received a Masters Decree in Public Health Administration from the University of Michigan in 1968. Lee Anne returned to the University of Washington and worked in the Department of Laboratory Medicine for 30 years, retiring as an Associate Professor of Medicine in 1999. She was a recognized leader and mentor in her field of medicine.

Lee Anne remained active in her college sorority, Kappa Delta, and served as Board Chairperson. Her hobbies over the years included snow skiing, scuba diving, boating, bird watching, knitting, sewing, cooking, and entertaining. She married Dr. Ralph Malott, M.D., a widower, in 1978, and was a devoted mother to his three children. Lee Anne and her husband enjoyed traveling and visited China on repeated occasions, as well as Europe and Africa. They had a special vacation home on the Oregon coast, which was a frequent retreat for friends and family. Lee Anne was a very organized and extremely talented person in many disciplines, including her profession, homemaking, and handcrafts. Many friends and family members were recipients of her special gifts. It seemed that she hardly wasted a minute.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Elizabeth Willox and Lee S. McGonagle; and her step-son, Ray Malott and she is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, Dr. Ralph Malott; step-children, Lisa Douglass and Steve Malott; grandchildren, Jake Douglass, Pauline Douglass, and Kenneth Malott; brother, William S. McGonagle; and step-brother, Darwin Taylor, together with many cousins. A memorial service is planned at Christ Episcopal Church at 4548 Brooklyn Avenue, in the University District in Seattle, on Friday, November 4th at 3PM.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the McGonagle Malott Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Gifts may be mailed to:

UW Medicine Advancement
Attn: Gift Processing
Box 358045
Seattle, WA 98195

Checks should be made payable to the "UW Foundation." Please indicate that it is for the McGonagle Malott Endowed Scholarship Fund on the check. Gifts may also be made online at https://www.washington.edu/giving/make-a-gift, using the search keyword "MALOTT"

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Arrangements under the direction of Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington.

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