Yukie Mericle, 80, of Oroville, Washington, died October 13, 2014 in Oroville. She was born February 22, 1934 in Sasebo, Japan.
Yukie met Harold while he was stationed in Sasebo, Japan in the Navy and they married in 1961. They came to Washington from New Mexico after he separated from the service. She gave birth to two daughters, Tina and Vicky, in 1963 and 1964. Yukie was a homemaker until her daughters were in junior high school; then she worked as a seamstress for the Eddie Bauer Co. for 10 years and for the Boeing Co. for 15 years. When she retired in 2000, they moved to Oroville, to a homesite in Nine Mile Ranch. Yukie enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting and her grandchildren. She was a member of the human race.
She is survived by her husband Harold, children Tina Mericle (Dana Marcus) and Vicky (Paul) Houghton, two brothers, one sister, grandchildren Christina Harris, Kyle Harris, Kristina Freytag, TJ Houghton, Shannon Moehrle, Sean Houghton, Sean Marcus & Anthony Marcus, and 5 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Molson Cemetery with Chaplain Marcia Butchart officiating. A celebration of life will followed at noon at the Molson Grange Hall.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.