Marilyn Olive Lowe
February 4, 1936 – January 15, 2021
Marilyn Lowe, 84, of Everett, WA, on Friday, January 15, 2021, went home to be with the Lord. She had fought with Alzheimer’s and its ever-persistent battle on her mind and body for the past 4 years. Marilyn, along with her twin sister Madalyn, were born February 4, 1936, in De Smet, South Dakota to Boyd and Evelyn Morrison. In 1954, she graduated from De Smet High School, and shortly thereafter on July 18, 1954 she married Milo “Mike” Lowe from Madison, South Dakota. Later on, Mike & Marilyn moved to Yankton, SD where Milo worked as a lineman for Bell Telephone and Marilyn as a waitress. From there they moved to a small farm in Mission Hills, SD where in 1962, they packed up everything, which by then included 3 children (Mary, Mike, and Mark), and moved to Everett, WA. In 1963 in Everett, one more child (Scot) was added to the Lowe family making a total of 4 children. In Everett, Marilyn found work as a waitress while Milo found work at the old Nord Door plant until he was offered a power lineman job in 1963. Marilyn continued to work as a waitress and even managed a restaurant for a short period of time. In the late 1960s when Boeing came to Everett, she put her waitress apron away and was hired on a sealer in the wings of the new 747 airplane. She worked there until the big Boeing layoff happened in 1971. She enjoyed her time off and never wanted to return to Boeing or have to crawl on the inside of a wing again, and she never did. It was during her time away from Boeing that her brother-in-law Joe Scoleri, who owned a pawn shop in Everett, was looking for someone who could fill in temporarily until he could find a permanent employee to help him out in his shop. Marilyn agreed to the ‘temporary’ job which ended up lasting for 19 years. On July 1, 1982, Marilyn accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She stated that this was the day that changed the entire course of her life as she no longer wanted or needed to go to the bars and decided to live for the Lord. She became a loving Grandmother to her 5 grandchildren (Julie, Shannon, Christopher, Melissa, and Bobby). In her latter years, Marilyn suffered through several events; the loss of her husband Milo on June 13, 2013, and on January 3, 2015, the house she had lived in for almost 48 years burned down. Her home was rebuilt and she lived in it for 10 months until she decided to sell it and move into an assisted living facility in Marysville. She spent 2 ½ years at the assisted living facility in Marysville, but then due to the progression of her Alzheimer’s, she had to be transferred to a memory care facility in Burlington, WA. She spent her last 2 ½ years at the memory care facility in Burlington. She was preceded in death by her parents Boyd and Evelyn Morrison, her husband Milo “Mike” Lowe, her twin sister Madalyn, as well as her sisters Ethel and Doris and brother Dean. She is survived by her 4 children as well as 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The current plan is to have a ‘celebration of life’ memorial service for her later in the year.