Marilyn A. Schmidt

03/16/1938 — 01/17/2022

From Richland Wa | Born in Olympia, WA

Marilyn A. Schmidt

Marilyn A. Schmidt 83 of Richland passed away on January 17, 2022.

Marilyn was born on March 16, 1938 in Olympia,Washington to Phillip and Margaret Brandon. She grew up in Olympia and Seattle before moving to Spokane where she attended Rogers High School. In 1954 Marilyn married Elmer J. (Juney) Zarse. They had 4 children, Debra, Kathleen, Clifford and Kevin. In 1960 Elmer was killed in a boating accident in California. After returning to Richland she married Donald R. Allen. They had a son, Donald Walter Allen. Donald Sr. died in 1970 at Virginia Mason Hospital.

In answer to her prayers, Marilyn met and married Loris J. Schmidt in 1982. Loris was her soul mate and spiritual partner for the rest of her life. Her working career began in 1970 as a receptionist for Dr. W. Dean Mock, D.D.S., for N.W. Orthopedic Assoc. as a Receptionist and finally for Columbia Basin Imaging, P.C./Professional Business Services where she retired after 13 years as Office Supervisor/Manager. Marilyn took college courses in the evening to supplement her knowledge and also received certification as a Medical Assistant. She loved her work and the people she met and worked with. Her special dog (Jilly) was her constant companion.

She was an active member of Richland Lutheran Church, serving in several areas, she especially liked working in the library and found another family in the people she knew and worked with.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Oscar Brandon, her mother Margaret Rodney; husband Elmer Zarse, second husband Donald Allen, daughter Debra Mcneil.

She is survived by her husband Loris, her children, Kathleen Flahaven and Michael (Texas), Clifford Zarse (Issaquah), Kevin Nunamaker (Idaho), and Donald Nunamaker (Texas), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother George Brandon and Mary (Florida), and sister, Sharon Inscore (Kennewick). Per Marilyn’s request, there will be no services or viewing. For those who wish, memorials can be made to Richland Lutheran Church, Good News Media Ministry c/o R.L.C., Tri-City Chaplaincy, or a charity of your choice.

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  • Deepest sympathy, Loris! WE just became aware of your loss! Take good care!

    Erv and LaVonne Johnson
    June 15, 2022
    Lynden, WA
  • Our heartfelt sympathies on your loss. We know you feel it deeply, but we celebrate her life and yours, too.

    James Koehling
    February 15, 2022
    Frisco, Texas
  • Miss you Mom. I had my ups and downs but your always there to help with my problems . I had a great time up in Twin lakes fishing and camping. I wish I know my Dad Elmer, but I glad you met Loris. Love you very much. I know your in great hands with the Lord. Love you. Your son Cliff.

    Clifford Zarse
    January 23, 2022
    Issaquah, Wa.
  • Marilyn was just as beautiful inside as she was on the outside. She was someone you enjoyed being around and she was a wonderful wife to her husband Loris for the years they had together. It was a joy to see them together.

    June Regula
    January 21, 2022
    Stanwood, Washington
  • You will always be in my heart, Grandma. My prayers continue for you, Loris, and all who continue to love you.

    Mathew
    January 21, 2022
    Fort Worth, TX
  • With deep sympathy,

    Erin Brandon Brodsky
    January 21, 2022
    Warrenton, VA