Oct. 10, 1954 — April 30, 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Terri Pratt announces her passing in Longview, Washington, on April 30, 2018. She was 63.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Joel Pratt; two daughters and their children, Amber (Roy) Nelson and their children Alex, Colby, Erica, Taylor and Gracie, and Elkie (Jeremy) Henry and their children Samantha, Mackenzie, Makayla and Jessica; her brother, Brian (Peggy) Pogue; stepsister, Debra (Gary) Angus and stepbrother, Klyde (Mary Kaye) Thompson; sisters-in-law, Linda (Owen) Taxdal, Diane (Jerry) Honey, and brother-in-law, Larry (Mary Lou) Pratt; along with nieces, Kim (Scott) Santos, Michelle (Brent) Ellison and Stephanie Pratt; and nephews, Aaron (Emily) Pogue, Nathan( Chelsea) Pogue, Mark (Laurie) Taxdal and Steve Pratt, along with their children; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Helen (Larson) Pogue, and stepmother Harriett Pogue.
Terri was born in Astoria, Oregon, on Oct. 10, 1954, and graduated from Astoria High School in 1973. After graduation she was married to Don Kelly from 1973 to 1974.
She moved to Eugene and worked for Peterson Arne Co. During a fire at her apartment complex she met her current husband, Joel, and they were married in 1976. They moved to the Seaside area in 1979, where they owned and operated the Elsie Mercantile for eight years.
She later started Pratt’s Candy and Bakery in her home, where she made and sold chocolate truffles and peanut butter balls to local restaurants. She continued to use her love of art (which began with charcoal pencil drawings and oil paintings) by adding intricate details to her beautiful custom cakes, which were widely popular. Locally, she was known by many as “The Cake Lady.”
She loved to be surrounded by her grandchildren, horses, dogs, crafts and collection of knickknacks.
They moved to Rainier in 2005 to be closer to Joel’s work.
A family gathering will be scheduled for sometime this summer.