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Marilyn Farcy passed away June 27th of natural causes seven days after reaching 90 years of age. She had said that she wanted to make it to 90 and then she was ready to go home.
Marilyn was born Marilyn Lucille Jenkins on June 20th, 1926, in Centralia and grew up around Puget Sound. She attended nursing school around the end of WWII and in 1946 married the love of her life, Eldon Farcy. Making their home in Shelton, WA, Marilyn and Eldon raised two boys, Sidney and David. She participated in and was President of the Mt. View PTA, and as a member of the "Happy Dolphins," teaching swimming to the disabled. In 1966, Eldon got a job as camp ranger and they moved to Girl Scout Camp Robbinswold on Hood Canal which had a major, wonderful impact on their lives. Marilyn had two boys, but at Robbinswold, the counselors became her "adopted" daughters. She was affectionately known as "Wabbit" as she cooked and packed the trail foods for camper trips in the Olympics. They were still in contact with her up to her death.
Later she and Eldon moved to Grapeview, where they became, "Santa and Mrs. Claus" for various events. After Eldon passed in 1989, Marilyn worked with the Pioneer School District in Grapeview and took great joy in cooking and being a playground supervisor. Upon her retirement she took a Caribbean cruise and eventually moved to Olympia where she kept an apartment at the Boardwalk for 16 years.
She always made numerous friends wherever she went and was well thought of by many. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Peterson; sons, Sid and Dave, and three grandchildren, Bronwyn, Nicholas, and Owen.
A memorial is planned for July 30th at 2PM at the Quaker Meeting House at 3201 Boston Harbor Rd, just north of Priest Point Park in Olympia.
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