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Bauer Funeral Chapel

701 First Street, Snohomish, WA

OBITUARY

Marcia Celeste Alflen

May 16, 1951September 3, 2019

Marcia Celeste (Jamieson) Alflen passed away on September 3, 2019 surrounded by family and became the ultimate champion against cancer. Marcia and her twin sister Mary were born on May 16, 1951 in Everett, WA to Mary and Floyd Jamieson. She graduated from Everett High School in 1969 and shortly thereafter met Kelly Alflen. She married Kelly on November 20, 1971 and they settled in Snohomish after Kelly left the Air Force.

Marcia was an inspiration to others she met over the past 43 years of living in Snohomish. She was a volunteer for many years at Emerson Elementary and worked part time at Monroe General Hospital as a Lamaze instructor. Marcia was very involved in Camp Fire as a leader for many years and was also involved in the ministry at Bethany Christian Assembly. Marcia worked at Fred Meyer Pharmacy in Mill Creek for 20 years; she loved her customers and coworkers dearly.

In recent years, she joined the Everett YMCA and their silver sneaker club where she formed friendships with other cancer survivors. She was also a key member in the Winning @ Life Relay for Life team and she participated in a variety of relay events around South Snohomish County.

She absolutely loved thrift shopping with her twin sister where they shopped year round for Christmas gifts for their families. She was a fierce advocate for so many including her children’s friends whom she affectionately referred to as her sons from another mother. She was a caretaker by nature and was often an advocate and voice to those who didn’t have one, a role she never took lightly. Her greatest joy though was being a twin, a wife, a mother, a mimi, a sister, an aunt and a friend.

Marcia is survived by her sister Maggie Reynolds, her twin sister Mary Rugg and her children/granddaughter (Jeremy, Jennifer, Jolene and Renee), her brother Floyd Jamieson, her husband Kelly and their children Jayna (Travis) Ferguson, Kellyn (Kim) Alflen, Colin (Ronda) Alflen and Birgitta (Bobby) Moore and her grandchildren Payton, Chessah, Shae, Reid, Rebekah, Raeghan and Emeline.

Please join us in celebrating Marcia’s life on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:30am at Bauer Funeral Chapel, 701 First St Snohomish, WA 98290.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity in Marcia’s name or to her Relay for Life team.

Please sign our guestbook.

Services

28 September

Celebration of Life

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Bauer Funeral Chapel

701 First Street
Snohomish, WA 98290

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Marcia Celeste Alflen

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Julie Davis

September 16, 2019

Dear Kelly and your wonderful family,

Marcia was an amazing gift to me and the students in my first grade classroom at Central School. Not only did she volunteer when her own children were there but she stayed for years after they had moved up the grades. She ran my Writers Workshop by “publishing” their work in book form so they could see the power of their written words.

She was our audience when we practiced our group poems. The children loved to perform for her as much as she loved to listen to them.

Marcia was a fighter with courage and grace. I can only imagine your loss. She will be remembered with love by me and all of the children she influenced and encouraged.

Julie Davis

Jennifer Swindoll

September 15, 2019

I can remember Jayna and I sitting in the bathroom watching her do her makeup. She had a radio in there that would get T.V. stations and she would be listening to her soap operas on it. She also made the best fried rice.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY