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Alice Rachel Pease Zukowski

October 10, 1930 - October 11, 2019

Burial Date October 17, 2019

Funeral Home Woodlawn Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Cremation

Cemetery Woodlawn Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Cremation

A Celebration of Life will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home (5930 Mullen Road, SE, Lacey WA 98503), on Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm followed at 2:00 pm by a gathering with refreshments at River’s Edge Restaurant at Tumwater Valley.

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Alice Rachel (Pease) Zukowski

Our dear Momma, Alice Rachel (Pease) Zukowski is now an angel with our dear Papa in heaven.  She was born in Olympia, cWashington on October 10, 1930, to Chester R. Pease & Leone R. (Langford) Pease.  Momma peacefully left this earth, surrounded by her 4 grown Brushapes on October 11, 2019, after a brave fight                                                                                     against cancer.

Mom graduated 8th grade from the old Lacey School and then Olympia High School in 1948.  She lived most of her life in Thurston County. Mom married the love of her life, Richard (Dick) W. Zukowski, on June 11, 1949, in Olympia  and they had 49 wonderful years together  before Dad passed away in 1998. She had worked for various State agencies off and on from the late 1950s to 1990 when she retired from the Washington State Patrol, Accident Records Section.

She was a beloved & devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt & friend.  She ‘loved her family intensely and will be deeply missed by all as she was the sweet center of our world.  Momma loved to knit, crochet, cross stitch, craft, read and watch Ellen.  Many people around the world have benefitted from her beautiful handicrafts & generosity.  Momma & Papa had explored the USA in their Chevrolet pickup & 5th wheel before and after their retirements and made many friends.

Momma is survived by her 4 children (fondly nicknamed “the brushapes” by our Papa) & their spouse/life partners,  Jan Denison (Jim Denison), Medical Lake, WA; Sue Zukowski (Geoff Lund), Tumwater, WA; Doug Zukowski (Sandra Cianfrone), Curtis, WA; Kathi Majors (Jim Root), Ixtapa, Mexico; 7 grandchildren (Shelley Reisher, Tonya Ohumukini, Jim Denison, Rachel Baird, Josie Finsand, Isom Majors, Natalie Rhodes & Katie Denton); 11 great grandchildren; her brother George Pease; numerous extended family members & dear friends.

Momma was preceded in death by her parents, her 3 sisters (Nellie Pease, Betty Thompson & Margaret Edwards) & her husband (Richard).

A Celebration of Life will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home (5930 Mullen Road, SE, Lacey WA 98503, on Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm followed at 2:00 pm by a gathering with refreshments at River’s Edge Restaurant at                                                                                       Tumwater Valley.

Our family sends our grateful thanks to the capable & kind Assured Hospice staff who were involved in helping us keep her comfortable as well as the Tumwater Firefighters who provided kind assistance.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Research Institute (www.cancerresearch.org), St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org)  or a charity of your choice.  You may leave messages of condolences at: www.woodlawn-funeralhome.com.