Marilyn Merritt Morrow

Posted: Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Mariliyn Merritt Morrow passed away Sept. 23, 2010 in Seattle. Born July 17th, 1925 in Renton, Wash. to Kenneth "Doc" and Jessie Merritt, she moved to Juneau in 1937 where she attended Juneau schools. Marilyn was a Crimson Bear cheerleader for Juneau High School, graduating in 1943. She married Robert Morrow in 1947 and after living in Alaska, Hawaii and California, they settled in Seattle, raising three sons. She traveled the world with her husband, who was a flight engineer for Pan American Airways.

Marilyn was a lifelong learner, returning to school after her youngest son graduated from college. She earned a bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of Washington and a master's degree in counseling from Seattle University. She began a successful counseling practice and was a guest instructor at local community colleges. She enjoyed reading, traveling, being a grandma and visiting with her sons, brothers and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and son, William Scott Morrow.

Marilyn is survived by her two sons Richard (Patty) of Kent, Wash. and Robert Jr. (Laura) of Black Diamond, Wash.; brothers Frank (Bonnie) Merritt of Douglas and Kenneth G. Merritt (Paula) of Anchorage; six grandchildren, Rick, Rob, Casey, Jon, Lexi, and Elyse; one great-grandchild, Emma and many nieces and nephews.

Internment took place Sept. 29 at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Remembrances can be made at the American Cancer Society.

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