Margaret Alice Schlimmer

June 19, 1933July 12, 2018

Margaret Alice Schlimmer (85 years old) passed away on July 12, 2018, in Odessa, Washington. Marg was born June 19, 1933, in Stanford, MT to Donald and Billie (Drew) Myrick. Marg grew up in Stanford, graduating in 1951. Margaret and Loren (Laddie) Schlimmer were married in November of 1951 at Camp Roberts, California where Laddie was serving in the US Army. He shipped out to South Korea in April, 1952, where he served on a wire team. Laddie safely returned home in July of 1953. Upon leaving military service the young couple took over the family farm from Laddie’s parents who retired to Odessa. Their first child, a son, William Gene, was born in 1952, followed by a daughter, Juli Anne, in 1957. Marg was involved in the Marlin community and was treasurer for the Marlin Presbyterian Church until it closed in October of 2013 . Marg enjoyed spending time with her family, driving wheat truck during harvest, bowling, cooking dinners with the VFW Auxiliary ladies, and reading. Marg is survived by one daughter, Juli (Robin) of Odessa, WA; daughter-in-law, Debbie Schafer of Odessa, WA; seven grandchildren: Jeremy (Melanie) Schlimmer of Bainbridge, GA, Jake Schlimmer of Wilbur, WA and Megan Schlimmer of Odessa, WA, Nicholas (Kim) Weishaar of Ritzville, WA, and LeeAnne (Harrison) Nikolao of Cheney, WA; seven great grandchildren: Hadyn and Carter Schlimmer, Zoe and Joshua Clark, Hattie Nikolao, Tate and Titus Weishaar; two sisters, Shirley Miller and Midge Warrington; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Marg was preceded in death by her husband, Loren (Laddie) Schlimmer in March of 2011, two sons: an infant son in 1965 and Bill Schlimmer in 2002, parents Donald and Billie Myrick, her brother, William Myrick, and a sister, Carol Mills Greenwalt. She was a member of the Marlin Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation, POB 348, Odessa, WA 99159 or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane, 1015 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Schlimmer family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the Schlimmer family.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 23, 2018

Margaret Alice Schlimmer

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Ron and Tammy Miller

August 24, 2018

Marg and Laddie were always there to help celebrate our special events. They traveled many miles many times to be there for us.
Many special memories of visiting the Schlimmer house/farm for sausage making, the early days of the Fest, holiday meals (where we couldn't wait to graduate from the "kids table") and being there as the Myrick sisters filed into the bathroom to chat and catch up with each other. One of my fondest memories was watching the sisters visit in Marg's kitchen. It was after the meal and they were washing dishes (by hand in those days). One washing, one rinsing and one drying and putting away as we sat on the lounge in the kitchen watching Marg pull every dish from every cupboard to be washed as she dusted and cleaned her entire kitchen that afternoon!! The sisters were unaware of what was happening until almost the very last dish was cleaned!!
Marg always had the very special soap we all liked in her bathroom. And there was always chewing gum in the cupboard!!
Juli and family - our thoughts are with you.

Marilee Griffith

July 18, 2018

I got to know Marg when we were on the same bowling team, on Monday nights. We had so much fun and she was always fun to be around. I know she will be missed by her family, as well as the community. May God bless such a sweet friend.