Donald Marlin

03/13/1931 — 10/18/2018

From Richland, WA | Born in Prosser, WA

Donald Marlin

Donald Ashley Marlin was born Friday, March 13, 1931, an only child to Ashley and Ada Marlin.  He passed into Heaven on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  In 1942 Don moved from Prosser to Selah, graduating from Selah High School in 1950.  In high school he was asked to a dance, by Ruth Schlenker, who became the love of his life. Married July 24th 1952, he left only 6 days later to serve in the Army in the Korean War.  He returned home in July 1953.  In 1954 they started a family adding 5 children, Roxanne (Wesley), Britt (Eileen), Loren (Nadia), Blaine (Tamara), and Monty (Tammy). 

Don started his career as a Radiation Monitor in 1954 at the nuclear site, retiring after 37 years in 1991.  Don lived adventurous times and everlasting family memories of coastal vacations, daily waterskiing on the Columbia River, fishing, moose hunting, car racing, scuba diving, stain glass artist and golfer.  Donald was a true genuine individual of high character, always willing to lift up others with a helping hand.  His legacy echoes on through the family line with 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services are at Einan’s at Sunset in Richland, on Saturday October 27th at 11:00 am.  

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  • Been a long time since I had seen Don. I remember that smile he wore it often at work. RIP

    Mark Stricker
    October 25, 2018
    West Richland