Marilyn Diane Mihelich, age 67, of Clear Lake, Washington, passed away at home February 15, 2018. She was born December 17, 1950 to Hans and Dorothy (Dukowitz) Christensen in Enumclaw, Washington. Marilyn graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1969 and married Phil Mihelich on March 20, 1970, in Enumclaw. She attended Western Washington University receiving a degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Administration. She worked as a College Administrative Counselor at Whatcom Community College, and as a Dental Office Administrator. She lived in Enumclaw, Fort Knox, Sedro-Woolley and Clear Lake. Marilyn enjoyed snow skiing, boating, camping and fishing. Marilyn and Phil enjoyed traveling the most, including over 20 trips to Europe and skiing in the Alps many times. She was a member and attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sedro-Woolley. Along with her husband, Phil, she was an active supporter of Sedro-Woolley Rotary activities and projects. Marilyn received a Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club. Marilyn was a wonderful spouse, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all her family and everyone who knew her.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Phil Mihelich; daughter, Lara and her husband, Andreas Kammereck; son, Matt and his wife, Tristin Mihelich; grandchildren, Davis Mihelich, Maren Mihelich, Karl Kammereck, Elsa Kammereck and Emmett Mihelich; sisters, Susan Merrifield, Karen Jansson; brother, Carl Christensen; nieces, Jennifer and her husband, Derek Koellmann and their children, Madison and Sam Koellmann and Kori and her husband, Frank Shuda and their children; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Dorothy Christensen; parents in law, Joe and Wilma Mihelich; brothers in law, Robin Merrifield and Jack Jansson.
A perpetual scholarship is being established in Marilyn’s name at the Sedro-Woolley high School for those wishing to make memorials contributions.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Jim Dalton at 11:00, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 719 Ferry Street, Sedro-Woolley, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Her final resting place will be Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park.