Marilyn Harris
Marilyn Jean Harris, 57, of Palmer died Jan. 30, 2011, at her home.

A memorial service for family and close friends will be at 2 p.m. at Matanuska Assembly of God Church, 12801 W. Arctic Ave., in Palmer.

Marilyn was born Jan. 1, 1954, in Juneau to Jean and Edward Hughes.

Marilyn moved to California when she was 5 years old and lived there until she was 37 years old.

She moved back to Alaska with her two daughters, Megan and Jeanne, and remained here until her untimely passing.

Her family wrote that Marilyn enjoyed music, the beach and the ocean, along with gardening

and spending time with her daughters.

Marilyn was diagnosed with cancer in November 2010 and was a fighter all the way through her courageous battle, her family wrote. Marilyn was an amazing woman, friend and mother who had such a personality it was hard for those who met her not to like her.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, especially her daughters.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Harris, 22, of Fairbanks and Megan Harris, 21, of Texas; her mother, Jean Hughes of Palmer; and uncle, Lyle Hughes and wife Marie and their two children, Brent and Scott of California.

She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Edward L. Hughes, and her brother, David Michael Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family was cared for by Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.

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Published by Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, 2011.
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Deepest condolences to the family, May you truly be comforted during this time of loss and thereafter (2Cor 1:3&4).
February 16, 2011
Dear Marilyn, you are with our daddies now and so many others of our friends and families. I'm jealous! And even though we weren't able to get together the last 30 years or so, the memories of you and our escapades during our childhood, teenage years and early 20's, will ALWAYS be fondly remembered. Love you! Mary Decker-Calisti
Mary Calisti
February 14, 2011
I loved Marilyn from the first time she walked through the door here @ Residential Mortgage with her warm smile. In time I knew her heart was as big as her smile & laughter. I will miss her terribly. My time with her was way too short. She did so love her family. Jane,Jeannie & Megan it is with sincere sympathy I will not be able to attend her memorial this Sat. But please know you are all in my thoughts & prayers. Praise God for the great memories we all have of your daughter & mother girls. Love Sheila
February 14, 2011
Marilyn sure enjoyed her music. She would watch the Grammys and we would talk about it the next day. She had lots of smiles and laughter when she was at work. She loved her daughters so much. She will be missed.
February 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Fred, Brenda, Bill and Cody Smith
February 13, 2011
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