Marilyn E. Smith, age 76, passed away in Bellingham, WA, on January 28, 2020.
Marilyn was born on September 18, 1943 in Bend, OR to Glaze and Annis Smith. She enjoyed a long and satisfying career as an oil refinery operator in Whatcom County. At the time she was the only woman to work as an operator at the refinery, and she showed the fellas what’s what, earning the respect of her colleagues.
Marilyn was a survivor, and she was a giver. She loved to feed people. You never left Marilyn’s home hungry. In her alone time Marilyn read, and read, and read some more. When she wasn’t reading or feeding loved ones she would enjoy looking at the neighbors’ beautiful flower gardens.
Marilyn is survived by two sisters, Norma Tucker and Esther Strandberg; children Collean Paddock, Deborah Farnes, and William Feebeck; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her final resting place is at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, WA.
Marilyn is a forever friend, who will be forever missed.