July 18, 1932 – April 20, 2022
Marilyn passed absent in her Sequim, WA property with her 4 youngsters at her bedside. She was 89. She was born in McMinnville, Oregon, to Oliver F. Clarke and Edna Mae (Drake) Clarke. Most of her childhood was in Oregon, mainly Oregon City. At age 13 at the end of WWII, her family moved to Stockton in central California where by she met her long term husband, Donald W. Freeman at the Methodist church which their households attended (a historical church created in the late 1800’s). They were married in the exact same church by Marilyn’s grandfather, Rev. Francis G. Drake on August 5th, 1951. For two decades she labored as a long-length phone operator. Then in 1954 they acquired their 1st residence in Layfette, CA, three months just before their very first baby was born. In 1962 they moved to Livermore, CA. She devoted the up coming 30 a long time to remaining a hard-working, loving, self-sacrificing, hospitable homemaker, increasing her 4 children and caring for her family members.
All over her lifestyle Marilyn was active in her church, largely in the choir, where she sang right up until the past 4 months of her life. She liked to sing, experienced a attractive voice, sang soprano frequently as a soloist, such as singing in musical groups outside of church. In addition, she enjoyed climbing, tenting, and backpacking with the whole loved ones, even when her youngsters have been infants (not an simple undertaking!). She and Don welcomed foreign exchange college students into their home, like two from Guatemala who grew to become long lasting loved ones good friends.
She will be remembered as nurturing and compassionate in her silent way. She cherished to travel, both equally nearby and abroad, and was an avid reader. Household constantly came first, specially her wife or husband and children, and later on in lifetime her cats. Constantly an animal lover, Marilyn elevated Persian cats, and adopted rescue pet dogs and cats which turned beloved customers of her family members. She had a specific position in her coronary heart for the animal kingdom and environmental conservation, contributing to dozens of community, national, and global animal welfare businesses and wildlife preserves.
She is preceded in dying by her partner, Donald W. Freeman, mother and father, and brother Alan Clarke.
She is survived by her kids Michael Freeman, Diana Deno (Richard), Dude Freeman (Michelle) and Stacey Meyers (Tom) brother Oliver G. Clarke (Julie), cousins Judy Clarke and Terry Lanier (Hudson) nephews Steven (Diana), David (Sheri), and niece Debbie (Kyle) grandchildren Jason, Clarke (Nico), James (Robin), Anna (Joe) and Dezmond Freeman and good grandchildren Tidus, Lee, Phillip, Nicki, Alex, Hazel, Aidan and Amelia.
Memorial providers will be announced. Donations in Marilyn’s memory could be created to Peninsula Friends of Animals, Clallam County Humane Society or an animal welfare charity of your option.
Published by Legacy Remembers on May well 17, 2022.