Marilyn Wilma Marshall (nee Oatman)

Marilyn Wilma Marshall (nee Oatman)

Marilyn Wilma Marshall (nee Oatman) passed away peacefully at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC on Jan. 31, 2018.

Marilyn was the second born daughter to Ross and Wilma Oatman in Anyox,BC October 14, 1934. She spent her childhood years with her sisters Fran and Irene in Stewart, Grand Forks and Kelowna.  It was in Kelowna where she met the love of her life Ken. They married and were blessed with three children: Debbie, Gord and Nan. The family then moved to Nakusp in 1961 and Marilyn quickly became an ambassador for the community.

She volunteered for many organizations; most importantly she was a dedicated servant of the St. Mark’s Anglican Church and also the Chamber of Commerce and always did so, with a smile. Marilyn was a living example of her faith and this guided everything she did, therefore she left a lasting impact on family, friends and community.

Marilyn was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Left to cherish her memories are: Loving husband Ken of 63 years, Debbie (Darrel) Phippen, Gord (Lee-Anne) Marshall, Nan Marshall. And the greatest joys of her life her grandchildren: Matt (Chelsey) Phippen, Scott (Raianne) Phippen, Cole (Julie) Marshall, Rane (Alora-Brie) Marshall, Shayla Marshall, Logan Marshall, Alaura Bibby, Clark Bibby. Great Grandchildren: Jessica, Ashton, Dax, Ella, Mya. Sister: Irene Foster (John), Brother In Law: Ted Watkins.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude for the kind and compassionate care provided by the Staff of Bastion Place.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life at the Nakusp Legion Hall, March 31, 2018, program to begin at 2:30 pm.

To honour Marilyn’s memory please wear blue. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at

“Anything will do, as long as it’s blue.”

We’ll meet again with those we Love…for the heart never forgets.

Arrow Lakes News

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