Marilyn Cecilia Chase passed away December 23, 2023 at Willapa Harbor Care Center in Raymond, WA at the age of 100 years and six months.
Marilyn Way Scott was born June 9, 1923 in Savannah, Georgia to Rufus Lester Scott and Ruby Way Scott. By the age of 10, her family moved to Waycross, Georgia where they resided for about three years. From there, they moved to Daytona Beach, Florida and, later to Albuquerque, NM when she was 15. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1942 and married Paul Allen Stickler the same year. They moved to Corpus Christi, TX where Paul was stationed in the Navy. Following WWII, they returned to Albuquerque where they raised seven children.
She remarried in 1964 to Joseph Patrick Chase and they moved to Torrance, CA where they raised nine of his 11 children and three of hers. Marilyn and Joseph moved to Graham, WA in December 1979 where they purchased land and a mobile home, which they named "Done Chas'n".
In 1994, Marilyn started attending Bethel Christian Fellowship in Spanaway where she remained until 2019 when she sold her property and moved to Westport, WA to live with her daughter. For the years prior to that, she was busy raising children, driving friends to their doctor appointments and taking case of her youngest son, Daniel, who has multiple sclerosis.
Marilyn dedicated her life as a full-time mother and always loved gardening. She loved nothing better than donning her work boots and gloves, grabbing her shovel or hoe and heading outdoors to baby her many plants. She also loved going through the various thrift stores searching for those good bargains and then joining friends for coffee.
She is preceded in death by her sister Jeanne Knudsen, husband Joseph and one son Michael Andrew Stickler. She was also preceded in death by her stepsons John Chase, Patrick Chase and Robert Chase. She is survived by six children: Christopher Allen Stickler, Timothy Lawrence Stickler, Kathleen Cecilia Ward, Teresa Ann Trosclair, Daniel Gerard Stickler, and Sheila Marie Kilgore. She has also been survived by eight stepchildren: Michael Paul Chase, Margaret (Magreath) Trujillo, Thomas Chase, Catherine Mathis, Marilyn (Marion) Kleeves, Martha (Marcy) Harris, Allen Chase and Judy Ferraz - along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and five great, great-grandchildren.
Marilyn's Celebration of Life service was held at Pathway Church (formerly Bethel Christian Fellowship) in Spanaway, WA on January 20th. Her internment will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Reserve, LA on March 16th, 11:00 AM.