Marilyn Jean Harris, 57, of Palmer passed away on Jan. 30, 2011, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at the Matanuska Assembly of God Church, 12801 W. Arctic Ave. in Palmer at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, for family and close friends.
Marilyn was born Jan. 1, 1954, in Juneau to Jean and Edward Hughes; Marilyn moved to California when she was 5 and lived there until she was 37. She moved back to Alaska with her daughters, Megan and Jeanne, where she remained until her untimely passing.
Her family said Marilyn enjoyed her love of 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. 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 of Fairbanks and Megan Harris of Texas; her mother, Jean Hughes of Palmer; and uncle Lyle Hughes and wife Marie and their 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
Arrangements were entrusted to Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.
Published by Daily News-Miner on Feb. 13, 2011.