Marilyn Louise Price passed away June 24, 2012 at the age of 75. She was born on Nov. 19, 1936, in Colville to Ralph and Elsie (Frostad) Kifer.
Marilyn was raised in the Kettle Falls area and attended school in Marcus, graduating from Marcus High School in 1952 as valedictorian. She married Jerry Price a few months before she graduated. In 1963 she and Jerry moved to Seattle, where they lived until 1992.
In 1970 she started her nurseâ€™s schooling at Bellevue ColÂ¬lege. While in college, Marilyn also worked full-time, part of the time for the local newspaper. In 1972 she graduated from college, again as valedictorian, with her nursing certificate. She started working in Auburn and Kent. She worked for Valley Medical for three years, then moved to the local clinic where she dedicated her time until 1992.
Marilyn was always looking to gain knowledge and spent lots of time reading and taking additional courses at community colleges for much of her life. She also had a love of antiques, so she and a friend opened a shop in Manzanita, OreÂ¬gon. She was especially fond of art and glassware and she colÂ¬lected lots of beautiful pieces over the years. If she found spare time, she enÂ¬joyed doing some of her own painting. Marilyn alÂ¬ways loved spending time with Jerry, traveling in their RV or being on the water in their boat. She was able to speak with anyone and beÂ¬cause of that she had lots of friends. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jerry Price, KetÂ¬tle Falls; daughter, Lynell Price, Marcus; grandchilÂ¬dren, Keyra McLaughÂ¬lin, Randy Price-Conway, Christopher Price-Bear, Kayla Kifer-Bear; son, Jerry â€śSkipâ€ť Price, Seattle; grandchildren, Lucas Price and Molly Price; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Roy Kifer.
At Marilynâ€™s request, there will be no service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the charity of choice.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and CreÂ¬matory is entrusted with the arrangements.