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Marion Holliday Garland Memorial
Marion Holliday Garland Memorial

Marion Holliday Garland

Marion Holliday Garland

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Marion Holliday Garland, with love and peace in her heart, passed away quietly at her home at Country Meadows Village, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, in the early morning hours on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Marion was born on July 17, 1927 to Hazel (Bennett) and Buddy Holliday in Seattle, Washington.   Marion and Earl Everett Garland were married on November 9, 1946 in Seattle, Washington.   Marion was proud to be the wife of a Naval Officer.  She was a dedicated volunteer and employee of the Navy Relief Society in Long Beach, California.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Earl E. Garland; her sister Kay Holliday Pease; her brother Bruce Holliday; her sister Margie Lewis Miller and her beloved Aunt Bethel Bennett.

Marion is survived by her four children: Judy Lynn Garland Tyykila (Thomas) of Sedro-Woolley, Washington; Cheryl Ann Garland McGary (Charles) of Spirit Lake, Idaho; Jeffrey Allen Garland (Lorie) of Highlandville, Missouri; Theodore Earl Garland (Li) of Long Beach, California; her six grandchildren and her thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Betty Holliday Cherry of Seattle, Washington and her brother Daniel “Buddy” Holliday of Camano Island, Washington.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the Staff of Country Meadow Village and the staff of the Hospice of the Northwest for their generous and loving care.


  • Jennifer Gildard

    Marion was such a a vibrant, sparkling force to be reckoned with; so hard to believe she is gone. Judy, Jeff, Ted, and Cheryl, I’m so sorry for your loss. All of you, and your families are in the hearts and prayers of my family.

    Marion memories come up in our family gatherings so frequently. And most of the stories end in laughter. But some are practical, just as Marion was. My oldest daughter just asked yesterday about Marion’s deviled egg recipe with crab. “Only Aunt Marion can really make it best, Mom. But would you try?” Coming in second to Marion Garland is no shame. So, this Thanksgiving, as we pass the platter of crab-stuffed eggs around the table, we will all be giving thanks for the life of your precious mother. We were blessed to have our lives touched by her light and her laughter. Love to all of you.

    Jennifer Gildard

  • Julia Styer

    My thoughts are with all of you in the Garland and Holiday family. Aunt Marion was a very special person and Aunt. She meant so much to me. I regret that I did not see her since the passing of her sister my mom Kay. I will never forget her laugh.