Selena Patsy Marlin (1930 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "To the family you are not alone during this time of sorrow..."
  • "condolences to the family , really liked Chuck and Pat ."
    - Dennis & Tracey Martin
  • - Toni
  • "Laura and families, so very sorry. RIP Pat."
    - Tom Locher
  • "I will miss Pat's smile and good humor. She's a wonderful..."
    - Kathy Lea

Selena Patsy "Pat" Marlin passed away on 2/9/2018 at her home in Juneau, AK. She was born on 10/21/1930 in Salt Lake City, UT, her parents were Orson Franklin Downard and Mildred Anne Nerdin.
She met her husband, Charles Willis "Chuck" Marlin in Hailey, Idaho and they married on 1/12/1947 in Elko, NV. The family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and lived there until 1974 when they moved to Juneau.
After moving to Juneau, Pat spent her lifetime in service to others. She first opened a home daycare and soon became part owner of the Wee Cottage, a full day care facility that included one of the first certified pre-schools in Juneau and private Kindergarten. As an extension of the daycare they soon opened Cottage Foods, a natural food store at Nugget Mall. Pat was actively involved in many political arenas - advocating for child protection laws, daycare laws, and early education regulations. She and a friend formed the advocacy group, Justice for Children. For many years, she and Chuck were actively involved in the Republican Party, serving as delegates and party leaders in Juneau.
Pat later went to work for the Juneau School District, working mostly in the English as a Second Language program at Gastineau, Harborview and Glacier Valley Schools.
Pat and Chuck were "adoptive" grandparents to any child who came into their lives and she loved to be surrounded by her family, grandchildren, great-grands, and friends who were family.
Pat served in many capacities and loved attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After her retirement Pat and Chuck went to Haines, AK for 21 months to serve as missionaries.
During her later years, Pat loved doing word-search puzzles, singing to her grandkids and great-grands. She loved being surrounded by her family just visiting and telling stories or while playing games and having fun. While she was able, she enjoyed traveling and spending time at the Bridge Adult Day Program.
Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Chuck, who she has been ready to reunite with for 14 years. She is survived by her children, Marie (Ken) Bojarski, Karen (Gary) Kostenko, Pam (Chris) Crowe, Janice (Marlin) Campbell, Laura (Robert) Sanbei, Michael (Meredith) Marlin, Gordon (Diane) Kostenko, her grandchildren, Danielle (Bojarski) and Jeremy Forsberg, Jannea (Bojarski) and Dennis Atkinson, Charity (Kostenko) Coleman, Jeremy and Rodney Kostenko, Brent and Jess Crowe, Jodi (Crowe) and Brett Haumann, Shelly Crowe, Charles and James Campbell, Joyce Campbell and Jeremy Hansen, Julie (Sanbei) and Thane Kelly, Joleen (Sanbei) and James Langel, Jordan and Samiie Sanbei, Christopher, Kyle, and Emily Marlin, Shelby (Marlin) and DJ Bush, Dawn (Kostenko) and Earl Dreisbach, Brian and Lynn Kostenko and 39 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February, 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center, 10585 Glacier Hwy, near Swampy Acres.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Selena "Pat" Marlin to Northwest Rett Syndrome Foundation, 9237 Gee St, Juneau, AK 99801.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Feb. 15 to Mar. 14, 2018