Georgette Pearl (Smith) Krainick, 70, of Enumclaw, Washington passed way peacefully in her home on October 14, 2011. Georgette was born February 22, 1941 in Renton, Washington. After growing up with a large family in Maple Valley, Washington, Georgette met her husband, Charles at a Newakum Grange dance in 1957. Shortly thereafter, they began a marriage that endured for nearly 50 years before Charles' death in 2007. Together, they raised four loving children on Krainick Dairy in Enumclaw.
Georgette worked at The Boeing Company between 1960 and 1968. Following the birth of twins in 1968, Georgette spent time raising her family before returning to work in jobs closer to home. Georgette had a gift with people which was evident in her receptionist roles with Dr. J.G. Adams, Berg Realty and at Rainier Bank. Georgette was also involved in the community. She was very involved in the lives of her school aged children as a room mom and driving them to their various events. She enjoyed working with the local Children's Hospital Guild where she worked with many other local women to make and sell crafts at their annual auctions. As the wife of a dairy farmer, she was a member of the local chapter of Dairy Wives. She also had a passion for flowers. For several years, she had her own business, The Flower Cellar.
In addition to being a loving mother and devoted wife, Georgette loved to travel with her favorite destination being Hawaii. It was not uncommon for her to create new lifelong friendships during her vacations. Her network of friends spanned the globe. She also enjoyed cooking new recipes from her vast collection of cookbooks, spending time with her dogs, knitting a special blanket for a newborn, working in her garden, decorating her home for the holidays and creating elaborate wedding cakes and flower arrangements for family and close friends.
Georgette is survived by daughters Sherry Krainick of Bothell, Washington and Michelle Karstetter (Tom) of Moses Lake, Washington, and sons Chuck Krainick (Julie) of Harrah, Washington, and Mike Krainick (Leann) of Enumclaw, Washington, sisters Wilma Sharp of Auburn, Washington, Arvilla Gordon of Salem, Oregon, brother Henry Smith of Buckley, Washington and 11 grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by sisters Anna Marie Rawson, June Knowles, Joy Helser, and Patricia Moore and by brothers Joseph Smith and Elton Smith.