DAWN A. PRATT
December 23,1929 ~ September 9, 2017
Dawn A. Pratt left the world like she lived her life: on her own terms and in her own way. Though Alzheimer's claimed her, the core of who she was still shone out for those who knew how to see.
Mom was born in Seattle, WA to Jack and Anna Lay, and grew up in Port Angeles and Chimicum, WA. The Olympic Peninsula was her beloved playground for her entire life. She attended the U of WA, where she met her husband Fred Pratt and majored in Home Ec and teaching.
Dawn and Fred moved to Camas in 1955, where they raised three amazing children. As the family grew, Dawn worked as the children's librarian at the Camas Public Library, and finished her career as the Media Specialist at Riverview Elementary School, Vancouver.
After her career, mom traveled the world, where she enjoyed meeting people from different cultures. She was a life-long learner with a bold heart and strong liberal spirit. Mom was an amazing quilter, gardener, reader and volunteer. She sang with the Vancouver USA Singers for decades. She loved animals, and took her dog to visit nursing homes and "Read to the Dog" programs in schools. She seldom met an antique she didn't like.
Surviving her are daughter, Alice Pratt Frascone (Jay); son, Dan Pratt (Helga), with granddaughters, Heidi and Andrea; and daughter, Jennifer Pratt-Walter (Craig), with grandchildren, Harold, Brian and Rowan. Nephew and nieces, John and Sharen Spanier, and Anne Peck also survive her.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Spanier; and brother, Warren Lay.
Dawn's children wish to warmly thank Lilia and Eddie Magda of Magda's Adult Care, and their CNAs Jessica, Carol and Victor, for outstanding and compassionate end-of-life care, and Barbara and Pam for their courageous in-home care of mom in difficult times.
Please join us on Fri., Oct. 13th at 1:00 p.m. for a memorial service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th St., Vancouver, WA. Light refreshments to follow.
Dawn would be pleased if you made a donation to The Humane Society or Doctors Without Borders
in her honor.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits
Published by The Columbian on Oct. 8, 2017.