Marilyn Charlene Boling Marilyn passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 21, 1930 to Harry and Dorothy Schwerdt, and was one of eleven children. She was raised in Shelby County Illinois, married Clark Marcus Boling in 1950, and together they raised seven children. Her early years were spent on the family farm where she acquired the skills of taking care of farm animals, raising a garden, and tending to the outdoor chores. After a few years of marriage Clark and Marilyn moved to Humboldt County California where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Marilyn was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was a long time member of the TOPS club that met weekly in Scotia. Marilyn's greatest joy was family. She spent a great deal of time taking care of her family and was proud of everyone's accomplishments. She could crochet intricate keepsakes and made many gifts of her crocheted items. She was also a talented baker, with an exceptional flair for pies and cinnamon rolls. She was a kind and generous woman who took good care of her family first and foremost. Marilyn is survived by two sisters, Rita Schwerdt and Peggy Ballinger (Harold), who both reside in Illinois. In addition, she leaves six of her seven children Clark (Terri), Fred (Charlene), George (Julia), Theresa (Ken), Bill, John (Tammi), and her son-in-law Bob Bagley. The list of extended family is extremely long and includes numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will be missed by everyone who knew her during her busy life. Marilyn joins her beloved husband Clark and her equally loved daughter Rita, in paradise. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Scotia, Monday March 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Rita Boling Animal Care Fund, P.O. Box 152, Ferndale Ca 95536-0152 or Redwood Capital Bank. Arrangements are under the care of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-standard.com
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