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Myrtle Lucille Pries
January 10, 1927 ~ July 6, 2017
July 25, 2017
Myrtle Pries, 90, died July 6, 2017. A graveside service was held Saturday, July 22, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Porthill.

She was born in Burliegh County, North Dakota, January 10, 1927, to Lawrence and Iva Ousley, where she lived until the age of 16. In 1943 she moved from Wilton, North Dakota, to Puyallup, Washington, with her family. She began working at the ship yard and 1944 moved to Carbonado, Washington.

On August 19, 1945, she married William O. Morgan and they made their home in Carbonado. They had four children: Douglas, Sandra Jean, William and Dan.

She worked at Farman’s Pickle Factory and, in 1962, began working at Rainier School; she retired after more than 26 years. In September 1968 she married John R. Pries and they made their home in first in Enumclaw, Washington, and later in Cumberland, Washington.

After retiring, they moved to Bonners Ferry. She enjoyed camping, hunting deer and elk, dancing, cooking and crafting.

She and her husband returned to Carbonado in 2002 when he became ill. She lived with her children until she required specialized care. She then lived at Fountain Court in Maple Valley, Cedar Ridge in Bonney Lake and Edgewood Country Retreat.

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