Marilyn Monroe, 45, died February 9, 2021, with her family by her side in Enumclaw, Wash.
A memorial service was Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Wash.
She was born July 10, 1944, in Anchorage to Charles and Phoebe Smith. Her father was a Doctor in the Yukon. Her mother came up from Juneau as a Nurse. They moved to Washington in 1946.
Marilyn spent summers at her grandparents in remote areas of the wilderness. She graduated from Washington High School in 1978. She attended college at the University of Washington, where she met and married Eugene Snow. After graduation, they returned to Enumclaw. Mrs. Monroe was a homemaker while her husband was a Firefighter.
She was an active member of the Brighton Presbyterian Church, belonged to the Arboretum Foundation garden club and worked with various charities.
Her interests included family, gardening, sewing and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her mother until she passed away at age 70.
Mrs. Monroe is survived by her sister, Virginia Coiro; brother, Carl Snow; 2 sons and their spouses, George and Eugene Snow, Jeff and Connie Snow; and 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Snow.
Donations may be sent to Group Health Hospice Care.