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Marilyn Amelia Gerspacher 1938-2021


Last updated 11/16/2021 at 2:18pm

Marilyn Amelia Gerspacher passed away Feb. 7, 2021, at Providence Hospital in Everett from cancer. She was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Seattle to August and Mary Ladwig.

She was raised and attended school in Seattle, and was an active member of her Girl Scout troop throughout her youth. Upon graduating from Roosevelt High School, she attended Western Washington State College (now University) and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1961.

While attending Western she met Patrick Gerspacher, and they married in 1961. Marilyn taught in the Highline and Edmonds school districts before she and Pat started a family.

She was a Cub Scout den mother, and all her sons became Eagle Scouts. She was also active in supporting them in their athletic and academic endeavors.

After raising her four sons, she returned to the Edmonds School District, working with elementary school children until she retired in 2001. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad with her husband, family, and friends.

Marilyn found a love for gardening, and cultivated a yard of beautiful plants, flowers, vegetables, and berries. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sharing her love for reading with her book club.

Marilyn was an incredibly loving and devoted grandmother, always making time to attend the various games, recitals, concerts, and graduations of her seven grandchildren. Marilyn was a member of the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick, of Everett; their sons Mark (Elaine), Patrick (Becky), Timothy (Stephanie), and Steven (Rebecca); seven grandchildren, Laura, Sarah, Connor, Brenna, Ethan, Kate, and Presley; and two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Grace.

A private family service will be held. Marilyn will be interred at Restlawn Memorial Park in Edmonds. Please share your memories of Marilyn and sign the online guest register at http://www.beckstributecenter.com.


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