May 14, 2020
Amy Prestegard also known as “Getme” born as Amy Elizabeth Nicholson arrived on this Earth December 9th 1937 in Kanakanak Alaska and left us May 8th 2020 on Puget Island.
Amy was born to Ivy and Elmer Nicholson, she would spend her summers in Alaska and winters here on the island. During the summers she would fly all over Alaska with her father who was a bush pilot and Captain for the Alaskan Star.
Amy met her husband Roy Prestegard during school in Cathlamet. They got married in 1959, she would say she had a crush on Roy since elementary school. The two of them were blessed with two sons Ken and Kevin Prestegard. They would all move to Alaska in 1963. For five years Amy worked for Senator Mike Gravel. Afterwards Amy and Roy would buy the mercantile store and move to Holy Cross on the Yukon River. Tragically Roy died in Holy Cross after being robbed at the mercantile store in 1987.
Amy would sell the store and move to Anchorage in 1988 to spend time with her grandchildren Adam, Amanda, Riley, Claire and Alex. Amy would often have the three youngest grandchildren over for sleepovers where she would give them all the candy, ice-cream and fun any child could ask for.
In 2003 she would move back to her childhood community of Puget Island after she got her final grandchild Kyli Prestegard. For the remainder of her life she would spend most of her time on the island and make yearly trips to visit her brother Jim Nicholson and son Ken Prestegard in Alaska along with their families and her old friends.
Amy Prestegard was a kind and thoughtful Catholic who loved her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren more than anything. Amy is survived by her brothers Jim Nicholson and John Jaspers; her sons Ken and Kevin Prestegard; her grandchildren Adam, Amanda, Alex, Riley, Claire, Ashlenn, Brysen and Kyli; and her great grandchildren Ellie, Jamie, Finn, Carson, Brady, Avery and Emma.
A service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 18th at Dowling Funeral Home in Cathlamet Washington. The funeral home will oversee the arrangements and will be mandating social distancing practices. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Community Home Health Hospice in Longview Washington.
Amy is loved and will be greatly missed.
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