Marilyn J. Ehli was granted her wings October 28, 2016 at 4:38 am in Mesa, AZ to go be with Jesus and everyone who passed before her. Mom was born on December 28, 1932 in Seattle, WA. Since Dad passed away in 2004 Mom found her voice, but if she said, "Cheese and Crackers" you were being cussed out. Mom was a very religious women devoted to her Catholic faith.
Mom is survived by her children Vivian Ehli Jenson (Steve), Nick Ehli, Barbara Ehli-Welton (Michael), Ramona Ehli Smith; grandchildren Jerimy McDougald (Ronna J'on), Tiffany (Craig Jackson), Mandy Fosdick (Chris), Jessica Ehli, Jason Reed (Amanda), Chad Reed, Dawn Van Hise (Charles), John aka Braeden Shea, Jen Engelhardt-Parales (Axel), Angela Smith, Nicole Gale (Chad); great-grandchildren Brandon, Mia, Sam, Meika, Lynsie, Amiyah, Silas, Zoe, Ariel, Dominic, Nathaniel, David, and Eliana. She is also survived by her BFF Brandie Lavine and her emotion support dog Buddy. I apologize if I missed anyone and several nieces and nephews. Mom also has several hundred other people who also called her mom.
Mom always saw the good in people and despite the wrongs people did she always forgave them. She lived a long life filled with love and laughter. She will live on in the hearts of so many people. Mom had one wish when she passed and that was for her family to get along....Thank you, Mom, for giving me the honor and privileged of taking care of you and making so many memories these past 3 years living in Arizona. Mom prayed her Bible every day and lived life. She loved sitting on the front porch and watching the people go by making friends along the way. Mom loved to people watch.
Viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 3rd from 4pm - 5pm at Piper-Morley Funeral Home, 5436 S Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 4th at 12:30pm at Visitation Church, 3314 S 58th St, Tacoma 98409 beginning at 12:30pm. Mom's final resting place will be at Calvary Cemetery, 5212 70th St W, Tacoma 98467. Afterward, everyone is invited to come to our mother's "Celebration of Life" from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Tacoma Eagles Aerie #3, 4810 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA 98409. All are welcome to join.
In lieu of flowers we would like donations to go the research of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis http://pulmonaryfibrosis.org/
Mom will be greeted in heaven not only by her heavenly Father and Jesus, but also her husband,Clarence Ehli; grandson Trystan; Children Susan (Randy) Reed, Paul (Fernay) Glazier and several in-laws.
Love you forever Mom.