Carol Prentice, a resident of Cheney since 1972, passed away at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane on March 28, following a scheduled hip replacement. She was 68 years old.
Between 1972 and 1989, she was a stay-at-home mom and took her job seriously, raising three children of her own and many of her children's friends.
She began working at Eastern Washington University in 1989. She held many different positions, with her longest time at the communications office before retiring from her last position at Human Resources in 2008.
She was raised primarily in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School in 1964.
She did live periodically in Long Beach, Calif. but after about age 12 spent the remainder of her years in the Pacific Northwest.
In 1971, she met and married Charles Prentice and they would have shared their 43rd wedding anniversary in May 2014. Her greatest joy was her family.
She also enjoyed different kinds of arts and crafts, including scrap booking, cake decorating, do-it-yourself home improvement projects and completing genealogical family trees.
She enjoyed using her computer to play games and connect with people via the Internet.
She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was in the position of State of Washington Auxiliary Parliamentarian when she passed. She had previously served as the Washington State American Legion Auxiliary department president in 1987-1988.
She volunteered countless hours through the American Legion Auxiliary, Lakeland Village, Camp Fire and Job's Daughters as she participated extensively in her children's favorite activities.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Prentice; her daughters Brenda Prentice, Shelly Bauge and Barbara Beck; her grandchildren Stephanie Rossell, Corey Beck and Logan Beck; and her great-grandchild Elizabeth Rossell.
There will be no services at her request. By request of the family, instead of flowers or gifts, a donation can be made to the Washington American Legion Auxiliary Children and Youth program "Operation Stork," which provides money to the families at Fairchild Air Force Base.