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Marlyn Sue Whiteside, 61, passed away on July 26, 2012. She was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt.
Marilyn Sue Whiteside
Marilyn was born on January 31, 1951 in Chelan, WA. She was the oldest of six siblings. Marilyn was a graduate of Washington State University. She had many passions, but revolved around helping people and her love for animals. She had many steps of he career, from a a Teacher at Snohomish High School to "Start Out", and was a volunteer fire fighter, EMT and in the Reserves in Snohomish. She retired from her job of 20 plus years from Animal Control in Everett, WA.
Marilyn then moved to Great Falls, MT where she bought a small ranch, and was breeding and training race horses, so she could continue her dream and love she had for horses.
Marilyn was an avid equestrian rider. Her life was horses! From her first horse "Tina" that she saved from slaughter, to her last horse "Prairie", that she rode Dressage, and taught many chaildren in riding lessons, and animal husbandry.
She also was big into music. She played many insturments from the accordian to base fiddle, in the Blue Grass scene. She ahd many friends with the Darrington Blue Grass Festival, and loved to "Jam" with people at all the get togethers. Her other passion was she loved a good Yard Sale, and collecting antiques.
Marilyn was preceeded in death by her parents, Otis and Doris Whiteside; and her brother, Danny Whiteside.
She is survived by her brother, Gene Whiteside; and three sisters, Jannelle Garvin, Karen Hill and Carol Packwood; many nieces and nephews; and many grand nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on July 27, 2013 at GAR Cemetery at 10 a.m. in Snohomish, WA. Pastor Ken Collins of Grace Fellowship Church of Maltby will officiate. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life on the Buzz Inn patio, at Harvey Airfield in Snohomish. For food and friends, music and good memories.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on July 21, 2013