Estalene Beatrice (Brace) Rinnert

Estalene Beatrice (Brace) Rinnert passed away peacefully, on Thursday July 7, 2005 in Gig Harbor, WA. She was age 87. She was born January 12, 1918 to William E and Margaret (Bowmaker) Brace in Elbert Colorado. She married Myrven Rinnert of Kiowa, Colorado, June 29, 1937 in Golden, Colorado.

Myrven and Estalene lived in several places during their 58 years of marriage- CO, NM, CA and WA. Their early years were spent in Colorado, they added four daughters to their family, moved to Albuquerque in 1948, were the 5th daughter was born, and then moved to West Seattle in 1954, where their 6th daughter was born. Estalene was a member of the 30-Dinner/Dance Club, the Children's Orthopedic Guild, and Visiting Nurse organizations while living in West Seattle in the 1950's and 1960's.

They lived in the Des Moines/Federal Way area for many years in the 1960-60's and then spent time near family in CA and CO ad hen returned back to Washington, where they made their last home in Puyallup.

Estalene had been a member of Cascade Chapter, NSDAR in Bellevue, WA. and Eastern Star.

Estalene was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Myrven in 1955. She is survived six daughters, Karen (Fred) Parsons, Sheryl Friedman, Sharon (Larry) Chrisco, Marva (Herman) Johnson, Myrna (Don) Peet, Karyl (William) Martian; Nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren and 2 nieces and many grand nieces and nephews. Se will be missed and lovingly remembered by her family.

Niece Lynda Massey McGrath was here from Iowa.

Grandchildren: Kim (David) Dawson, Brett (Heather) Parsons, Chris Parsons, Perry Parsons, Rae (William) Young, David Brown, Brian Johnson, Courtney Bohrer and Patrick Bohrer.

Great Grandchildren: Ryan, Taylor, Evan, Seth, Brooke, Josh.

The family would like to express appreciation to the Staff at Manor Care in Gig Harbor for the wonderful care given to our Mother.

If desired, donations may be made in her name to:

Alzheimer's Association Research 12721 30th Avenue NE, Suite 101

Seattle, WA. 98125. . Cascade Dar Scholarship % Karen Parsons PO Box 1202 Mercer Island, WA. 98040-1202.

Graveside service was held and Interment followed at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Bonney-Watson, Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, Washington 98188, (206) 242-1787. Please sign the online memorial at