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NEWS Capital City Weekly The first 16 years of Joy Prescott's life ranged widely: from her mother's Wrangell cult to the crochet her ex-mother-in-law taught her. Both have informed her life: It's the crochet that has a daily presence today, but the cult has left a lasting impression as well.

From cult to crochet Family saves Wrangell woman from uncertain future

Prescott's mother, Lorna Woods, came back to Wrangell for a brief visit in 1969, after leaving to follow The Family of Aurora Dea to Oregon. From left to right are Tracey (Martin), Woods, Damien (Prescott's half-brother, whose father was a cult member), Vivian Prescott, maternal grandmother Ruth Binkley, and, on the far right, Joy Prescott.
Photo Courtesy Joy Prescott
Prescott's mother, Lorna Woods, came back to Wrangell for a brief visit in 1969, after leaving to follow The Family of Aurora Dea to Oregon. From left to right are Tracey (Martin), Woods, Damien (Prescott's half-brother, whose father was a cult member), Vivian Prescott, maternal grandmother Ruth Binkley, and, on the far right, Joy Prescott.
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