Marcie Lee Plancich

Marcie Plancich died in a Seattle hospital on Nov. 22, 2006, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Marcie was born in Seattle on Aug. 25, 1958, to Betty and Jerry Plancich. She attended Vashon High and Bates Vocational School. Growing up, Marcie was involved with the 4-H horse group, the handicapped and the Muscular Dystrophy organization.

She started her work career at K2 Ski Corporation as a teenager. She then went to work at Henry Bacon Lumber in Seattle and salmon fished in Alaska. For 10 years she worked as a butcher and grocery store owner in Dockton. She was the owner of a fishing boat and worked for five years at Message Check Corp. She went back to K2 and for the last five years worked in customer service as a special service coordinator.

Her family says Marcie was known by everyone as good natured, hardworking and dependable and that up until the end of her life, she kept her wonderful sense of humor and infectious smile.

Her brother Mark and her father Jerry died earlier. Survivors include her mother Betty, her brother Greg and his daughter Carlie, brother Gerald and wife Debra, nephew Brian and wife Aida Plancich and nephew Nicholas Plancich, as well as great nieces Sophia and Joey Plancich. Donations can be made to:

Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association P.O. Box 723 Vashon, Wash. 98070, or Vashon Island Fire and Rescue, Aid Fund, P.O. Box 1150 Vashon, Wash. 98070.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Island Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the VFW Hall.