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Marilyn Edna Cross Karlow


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Marilyn Edna Cross Karlow Obituary
MARILYN EDNA CROSS KARLOW, 73, died peacefully December 7, 2014, at her home in Walla Walla, WA. She was born in New York City January 6, 1941, and moved with her parents, Edward and Helen Cross, to College Place in 1947, where her father began the School of Engineering at Walla Walla University. Marilyn attended Rogers School, WWV Academy, Walla Walla University and graduated in 1962 from Andrews University in Michigan, majoring in English and Secretarial Science. Through the years she worked at Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the music department at WWU, the School of Business and Economics at WSU, La Sierra University Church Counseling Center and as records analyst and student adviser in La Sierra University's Division of Continuing Studies. She and her husband, Edwin Karlow, met while they both were working during the summer of 1963 at Camp Cedar Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. After marrying the following summer, they moved back to College Place where Ed finished college at WWU in 1966. Marilyn's activities before her retirement in 2008 included writing for the WWU Collegian for three years, working as a certified thesis typist at WSU, serving as a church pianist, and preparing lessons and lesson plans for a typing course under the auspices of Griggs University, an international correspondence school. Her family and friends will remember Marilyn for her graciousness, abiding cheerfulness and welcoming spirit. She is survived by her husband at home; a brother Carlton Cross of College Place; two sons Marvin of Plano, TX, and Norman of Tehachapi, CA; nephew Jeff Cross of Salt Lake City; niece Tara Cross of Puyallup, WA; and granddaughter Karys Karlow of Plano, TX. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., December 13, 2014, at the WWU Church in Heubach Chapel. Memorial gifts may be made through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Rd., Walla Walla, WA, for the ACCESS program at La Sierra University. Friends and family may share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com


Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 14, 2014
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