OBITUARY

Marie Ellen Creighton

March 3, 1928March 27, 2018

Marie Ellen Creighton was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, on March 3, 1928 to Ernest H. Evans and Eva Rena Claxton Evans. She died on March 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Marie was the second oldest of four children. She spent her childhood and young adult years with her family in Paul’s Valley. Her family relocated to the Yakima Valley in the mid 1940’s.

Her father introduced her to Dave Creighton and they married in 1962 and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 2017. Among other jobs, Marie enjoyed a successful career at Yakima Federal Savings and Loan for 27 years.

In addition to her level headed and practical side, Marie had a fun-loving side and enjoyed time outdoors. She spent many happy hours fishing with her parents and friends. She and Dave traveled to the Western US in their camper. She loved sports, especially baseball, supported Yakima’s Class B and Western League teams, and was an avid Mariners fan. She loved country music and one of her proudest moments was meeting Mel Tillis in person, and having the photo to prove it! She had fun at the local casinos and made many friends there as well. Marie also had a strong artistic side. She crocheted afghans, did needlework, did beautiful embossing on purses, wallets, belts and painted beautiful still life and scenery. Many family members still treasure her creations.

True to her considerate nature, she did not want to burden anyone with her illness. She moved herself into the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center, where after a few short weeks she quietly slipped away in her sleep. The family would like to acknowledge the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center for their loving and compassionate care they showed Marie during her short stay with them.

Marie is survived by her husband, David Creighton, at home; sister, Ruth (Don) Cole of Sunnyside; granddaughters, Katie Hotchkiss and Jennifer Hicklin, both of Alaska; her nieces, Donna Becker, Connie Gores and Kris Marks, to whom she was a “second mom.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Ernest Evans; sister, Nora Domonkis and brother, Ray Evans; sadly, her two sons Bruce and Steve Hicklin also preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 also at the funeral home. Concluding services will follow at Tahoma Cemetery.

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  • FAMILY

  • Marie is survived by her husband, David Creighton, at home; sister, Ruth (Don) Cole of Sunnyside; granddaughters, Katie Hotchkiss and Jennifer Hicklin, both of Alaska; her nieces, Donna Becker, Connie Gores and Kris Marks, to whom she was a “second mom.”

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Ernest Evans; sister, Nora Domonkis and brother, Ray Evans; sadly, her two sons Bruce and Steve Hicklin also preceded her in death.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Concluding Services Friday, April 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marie Ellen Creighton

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Donna Becker

April 6, 2018

Dear Aunt Marie....thank you for always being there for me with a big dimpled smile and a bowl of warm soup or just a hug. I will never forget our trip to Hawaii...and all the card games on our dining room table. How much you enjoyed our old dog Annie....you really took to her. She was a good judge of character too and wagged her tail like crazy whenever you visited. We will take care if Uncle Dave for you and you will never be far from our thoughts. Godspeed.


xxx
love you forever
Donna

Kris Marks

April 5, 2018

Thank you for just being you. You were our loving second mom. Memories of your beautiful smile and musical laugh will remain with us forever. You have been an incredible role model for us in life and in death. You showed grace, kindness and dignity throughout it all. We will always love you and miss you!

Angie Ledingham

April 4, 2018

Aunt Marie,
Thank you for that beautiful smile that always had a calming presence on us while growing up.

You are an inspiration, a strong woman, and had a fantastic sense of humor.

I will remember all of the card games that you played with us during the holidays as well as coming to visit you during the summer time and making lunches! I always knew Santa was around the corner if you walked in the door (wink).

Always in my heart xoxo

Tillie Apken

April 4, 2018

My sympathy to Dave and the rest of the family. I worked with Marie at Yakima Federal for 20 plus years. She was a great lady and we had many luncheons together. She will be missed.

Lavona Williams would also like to say her condolences to Dave and the rest of the family.
She doesn't have a computer so I am doing this for her. Lavona also worked with Marie and she & her husband John went camping with Marie & Dave and had many a good times together.

Teena Franklin

April 4, 2018

Aunt Marie,
Thank you for all your beautiful smiles, warm hugs, generous nature, and laughter. You taught all us kids how to gamble (strictly with quarters, mind you) and shared your love or art and baseball. Here's hoping you're watching the best all-star game ever right now.

Love,
Teena

Sherry Handy

April 2, 2018

Sending condolences from my mother Marie Handy and family...

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Marie Ellen Creighton was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, on March 3, 1928 to Ernest H. Evans and Eva Rena Claxton Evans. She died on March 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Marie was the second oldest of four children. She spent her childhood and young adult years with her family in Paul’s Valley. Her family relocated to the Yakima Valley in the mid 1940’s.

Her father introduced her to Dave Creighton and they married in 1962 and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 2017. Among other jobs, Marie enjoyed a successful career at Yakima Federal Savings and Loan for 27 years.

In addition to her level headed and practical side, Marie had a fun-loving side and enjoyed time outdoors. She spent many happy hours fishing with her parents and friends. She and Dave traveled to the Western US in their camper. She loved sports, especially baseball, supported Yakima’s Class B and Western League teams, and was an avid Mariners fan. She loved country music and one of her proudest moments was meeting Mel Tillis in person, and having the photo to prove it! She had fun at the local casinos and made many friends there as well. Marie also had a strong artistic side. She crocheted afghans, did needlework, did beautiful embossing on purses, wallets, belts and painted beautiful still life and scenery. Many family members still treasure her creations.

True to her considerate nature, she did not want to burden anyone with her illness. She moved herself into the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center, where after a few short weeks she quietly slipped away in her sleep. The family would like to acknowledge the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center for their loving and compassionate care they showed Marie during her short stay with them.

Marie is survived by her husband, David Creighton, at home; sister, Ruth (Don) Cole of Sunnyside; granddaughters, Katie Hotchkiss and Jennifer Hicklin, both of Alaska; her nieces, Donna Becker, Connie Gores and Kris Marks, to whom she was a “second mom.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Ernest Evans; sister, Nora Domonkis and brother, Ray Evans; sadly, her two sons Bruce and Steve Hicklin also preceded her in death.