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Marilyn Smith

August 9, 1935 August 3, 2019
Marilyn Smith
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Obituary for Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Helen Peterson Smith, of Laurel, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Marilyn was born in Hammond, Indiana on August 9, 1935 to Roy and Nellie (Van Gorp) Peterson. As a young woman, living in San Diego, Marilyn felt called to begin work with the Moody Bible Institute. During her 34 year employment at Moody, Marilyn was able to provide encouragement and minister to both her friends and missionaries.

Marilyn married Brenton Smith on April 16, 1994 in Oak Park, Illinois and moved out to the Pacific Northwest to begin her married life. Marilyn was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would always take time to play with them. Whether it was baseball, Barbie’s, puzzles, checkers, or a family game of Uno, she was always willing and eager to jump in. Marilyn had a memory like a steel trap. She would remember not only the name and family members of everyone she met, but also significant events and heartaches in each of their lives. Marilyn would often pray for specific needs of family, friends, missionaries and people in the community. Her kindness, compassion, and love for God showed through her spirit in her day to day actions.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her father Roy and her mother Nellie.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Brenton (of the family home); her brothers Roger (Gail) and Ron (Janet); grandchildren Alison Smith, Jennifer (Eric) Johnson, Jonathan (Heather) Smith, Matthew (Monica), Colin (Erin) Smith, Megan (Gary) Mellema, Lindsey (Klayton) Lewis, and Timothy Smith; great-grandchildren Josiah, Sevrin, Ethan, Iris, Isla (Smith), Benjamin, Gemma, Josette (Smith), Ephraim, Ezra, Ziva, Rivka, Tirzah, David (Lewis), Zale, Andrew (Johnson), Mia, Laila (Mellema), Riley (Smith), Jarrod, Tessa, and Marcus (Smith), Celia and Marcos (Rodriguez).

Family and friends are invited Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. for a time of viewing and visitation at Gillies Funeral Home. Following visitation we will go to Monumenta Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. Graveside Committal. Then at 1 p.m. we will gather at Covenant Grace Reformed Church, 1227 Loomis Trail Rd., Lynden for Marilyn’s Memorials Service.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Aug

10:00 AM 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Saturday

17

Aug

11:30 AM 8/17/2019 11:30:00 AM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Aug

1:00 PM 8/17/2019 1:00:00 PM
Covenant Grace Reformed Church

1227 Loomis Trail Road
Lynden, WA 98264

Covenant Grace Reformed Church
1227 Loomis Trail Road Lynden 98264 WA
United States
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