Marlyce Pansy Lefler

September 13, 1944 - October 07, 2015

Marlyce Pansy Lefler

September 13, 1944 - October 07, 2015


Marlyce Pansy Lefler of Lynden, Washington died peacefully on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 in Bellingham, Washington at the age of 71.

Marlyce was born on September 13th, 1944 in Bellingham to the late Lee and Pansy Schwartz and grew up locally with her only brother, Robert Schwartz.

She was an active member of her community and found great joy in her role as a housewife and mother.

Marlyce is survived by her husband, Cliff Lefler and his four daughters, her only child, Marci Longanecker (Brian Longanecker), her four grandchildren, Susanne Pavlyuk (Taras Pavlyuk), Brice Longanecker, Forrest Longanecker and Bailey Longanecker, her brother Robert Schwartz and her sweet dog, Sophie.

The funeral service for Marlyce will be held on Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 PM at Greenacres Memorial Park.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, cards or any other material expressions of sympathy, friends and family make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in Marlyce’s name.

Additionally, the family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff at Mt. Baker Care Center, who provided care, love and support that far exceeded any hopes or expectations.

Marlyce’s sense of humor, loving heart and kind spirit will live on in the memories and stories told by the countless family and friends that will carry them forth.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: October 18, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park And Event CenterFerndale
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 38-4-3401

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14 responses to Marlyce Pansy Lefler

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  1. Marci,
    Your mom was definitely one of a kind. She always had a crazy come back or a joke to cheer up your day, or just day. Or just because that was her goofy, crazy, fun personality.

    She loved to laugh and make others laugh. She loved telling jokes, even at her own expense. A very cheerful, fun person to be with. I have so many memories over the years. She was a very faithful, good friend.

    I swear she never complained about anything. Always up. I can’t think of any friends that I laughed with yet we could tell each other our most serious problems.

    She loved people. Having parties in what was known as “the barn.” We spent hours listening to the bands. We sang and even danced together. We had a blast, no matter what we were doing.

    Also was always quite the little hostess, I might add. No matter when I stopped in, she had the coffee pot on and freshly baked cookies.

    She was the best friend a person could ask for. I miss her already.

    Lover you all,

    Judy Hamilton

  2. We want to express our deepest condolences to the family and of course her special companion, Sophie. Marlyce was a very loving and warm person always making one feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed her sense of humour and will miss her.

  3. Marci, I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an incredible lady, and very much a mother to me. There will always be a special place in my heart for her. My love goes out to you and your family.

  4. Dear Marci and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how hard it is to lose a mom…but I also know how hard it is to watch them struggle with a terrible disease. Your mom is now at peace. May she watch over you and your sweet family and I hope you find signs that she’s with you always. You were her life Marci. She’ll always be a part of you. xoxoxox

  5. I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful, sweet person. I have enjoyed the friendship of Marlyce, and the memories of her parents and brother and all the parties from the late 70’s through the 90’s. Then I moved to Hawaii in 98, I have kept in contact with Marlyce and did get to see her this last September, it was sad to have to say good bye to her, but was glad to have the opportunity to of seen her one last time. I am in Hawaii now so will not be able to attend in person, but will be thinking of all of you this Sunday coming.

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