Malee Joyce Price, 73, of Centralia, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2022, at Providence Centralia Hospital.
Malee was born in Centralia, Washington, on June 21, 1949. She graduated from Del Norte High School in Crescent City, California.
Malee was happily married to Milton “Milt” Grauman for 11 years.
Malee was a free spirit that spent her younger years exploring the U.S. and enjoying the freedoms of the country. After moving back to Centralia, Malee found a passion for studying criminal justice through Centralia College. She enjoyed studying and focused on helping those that had lived through domestic violence. Malee was an avid pet lover, and had many cats and dogs throughout her life, however her favorite was her Yorkshire terrier named Key. She and Key could be seen daily walking the streets of Centralia. Malee and Milt enjoyed watching old western movies and traveling in their motorhome to different Washington locations. She was a staunch supporter of the military and veteran organizations because her grandfather, father, uncle and son all served in the military. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially cherished her time with her grandson.
Malee is survived by her husband Milt Grauman and his son Charles “Chuckie” Grauman, of Centralia, Washington; her son Frank Handoe, his wife Donna, and their son Ryan, of Olympia, Washington; and sister Joye (Price) Kerr and her husband Thomas of Brookings, Oregon.
Malee is preceded in death by her parents Stanton and Joyce (Adams) Price.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Claquato Cemetery, 142 Stearns Road, Chehalis, Washington. Family and friends are invited to share memories following the service at a no-host lunch at Country Cousin in Centralia.
Memorial donations may be given to the Catholic Community Services of Western Washington at www.ccsww.org/donate-ccsww. The family of Malee want to thank Catholic Community Services and the staff at Providence Centralia Hospital.