Marilyn Muriel "Mickey" Meechan Marilyn Muriel "Mickey" Meechan, of Loon Lake, Wash. passed away surrounded by family at her daughter's home in Monroe, Wash., on June 4, 2014 at the age of 77 due to complications from liver cancer. She was born October 21, 1936, in Spokane, Wash., the daughter of Melvin and Lillian Hammer. Marilyn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis Patrick "Pat" Meechan, in 1982. They were married in 1958 in Spokane. She is lovingly remembered by her brother, Douglas Hammer; her children, Kevin (Amy) Meechan, Timothy (Lisa) Meechan and Connie (Sean) Gebhardt; her grandchildren, Alexander and Samuel Meechan and Danielle, Gabrielle and Joshua Gebhardt and Timothy's; stepson, Austin Behrens. Marilyn graduated from North Central High School in Spokane in 1954 and went on to earn a BS in Music Education from the University of Idaho in 1958. She worked as both a full time and substitute teacher for most of her career at Mead High in Spokane, Davis High in Yakima and the school in her final home of Loon Lake, Wash. She also worked in the travel and tourism industry as a travel guide, at the Yakima Visitor's Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and Senior Center and with her Travel Tramps business. She enjoyed travel, history, literature, music, community service and charity, was an active member of the Lutheran church and maintained lifelong friendships and close ties with sorority sisters, relatives near and far and friends from around the world. Her many years of service included the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Association, church choir and organist, Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts, United Way and Books for Babies. Her travels have taken her to five continents and over two dozen nations. The memorial service will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd., Spokane, Wash. on June 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Idaho for music scholarships, the Pi Beta Phi scholarship fund or Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be offered online at http://soliefuneralhomeandcrematory.com/home.html. Marilyn will be remembered for her faith, friendship and charity.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on June 11, 2014