Marilyn Y Deuel

September 25, 1935January 3, 2014

Mariyln Y. Deuel On January 3, 2014, Marilyn lost her battle with cancer. She was born on September 25, 1935 in Rock Springs, Wyoming to James and Edna Caine. When Marilyn was 9, the family moved to the westside of Olympia, where the family had Garfield Grocery for many years and where she and her sister, Sharon, grew up. Marilyn, known to her classmates as "Pinky", graduated from Olympia High School in 1954. One evening, while dancing at the Evergreen Ballroom, she reconnected with Jerry Deuel, who had grown up in the same Olympia neighborhood as Marilyn. They were married on August 25, 1956 staying in Olympia, where they raised their two children. While employed by the State of Washington for 27 years, Marilyn worked for the Dept. of Natural Resources and the State Patrol as a payroll supervisor, retiring in 1991. Marilyn was always the life of the party with a quick wit and a great sense of humor. But, nothing was more important to her than family and friends and she would do anything for them. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Together, Marilyn and Jerry enjoyed bowling, camping, the Seahawks and spending time at their Ocean Shores property. More recently, they added Paddle Wheel at the Eagles, and Bingo at the VFW to their list of favorite things to do. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerry; daughter, Jeri and grandson, Nick; son, Scott (Sabrina), grandsons Scott (Tanya), James (Rebecca), and Josh: three grandchildren, Kiley, Lincoln, and Madison; sister, Sharon Schultz (Dave); and brother-in-law, Jim Deuel (Sharon). Mom I know you'll be partying with your old friends, who you have missed. At her request, there will be no services.


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January 26, 2014

Jerry, Jeri & Scott ~ our hearts got out to all of you. I, Connie, have so many fun memories of Marilyn over the years, and know how she will be missed! Loved her wonderful personality, and above all, her love of her family!!!
Al & Connie Lundeen

Steve & Julie Jackson

January 21, 2014

To the Deuel Family...Our deepest condolences & love to all of you at this time. She was met at he gate by Friends & loved ones with a drink in their hands! Our heartfelt prayers are with you. The Steve Jackson Family

Brett McCarron

January 11, 2014

My wife Margaret and I both worked in the same office with Marilyn at DNR in the Public Lands Building in the 1980s. I enjoyed her sense of humor and will remember her with fondness as one of the good people.

S. Elaine

January 11, 2014

To the Deuel family,
My deepest condolences over the loss of Marilyn. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of cherished times spent together as you commemorate a life well lived. May the peace of God dwell in your heart and bring you peace. Philippians 4: 6,7; John 11:11, 21-25. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Lynne Green

January 11, 2014

your so right she was the life of every party. Will miss those times. Love and prayers to the family.

Jackie & Jay Donnovan

January 11, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of
Marilyn. We were friends in high school,
but haven't been touch since. I'm so sorry for that.
Our best to you and your family, Jerry.
Jackie (Melin) Donnovan

Otis, Bonnie, & Dayna Stelling

January 10, 2014

Marilyn always was the life of the parties! Loved her laugh. We had a lot of great times together on our bowling trips and good times at the Ocean. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Here's to you Marilyn!

Rita Weigart

January 10, 2014

Marilyn was the greatest lady and so much fun! She enjoyed life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all. Jerry, Jeri and Scott, my thoughts and prayers are with you, during this time of sorrow. Cherish all the wonderful memories

Gregg Akehurst

January 10, 2014

To the Deuel family I send my deepest condolences. I grew up in the neighborhood with Scott. I am so sorry for your loss. I ran into over the years and our conversations turned to her love of family. May God be close to you all.

Jan Graham

January 10, 2014

Marilyn, your daughter had it right. You were always the life of the party. We had some great times and lots of laughs. You will be missed, but never forgotten.