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Marilyn Ann Scow

| October 22, 2009 12:00 AM

(Editor's note: The following obituary was published in the Western News as a paid ad and not subject to obituary/news guidelines).

Marilyn Ann “Olson” Scow, of Clatskanie, Oregon passed away in her sleep on Oct 11th in the Hospice Care Center in Longview, Washington.

Marilyn was born on January 16, 1933 in Glendive, Montana; to Leonard and Vera Olson. They moved to Libby, Montana in 1938 where Marilyn attended the Libby schools and graduated from Libby High in 1951 where she was named the PeptoMiss Queen her Senior year.

She married LaVaur Scow on July 3, 1953.  They lived in Libby until 1965 when they moved down the river to Troy where their 4 children attended and all graduated from the Troy schools.

Marilyn was a Den Mother, a Brownie leader and helped wherever needed with her children’s school activities. She was a fantastic mother, her children and husband always came first in everything she did. She loved watching the ball games and track meets in Troy and rarely missed any that her kids were involved in.

Marilyn liked to do many things.  She was the 1957 Montana State Novice champion in archery.  Marilyn was an avid bowler and bowled on many different teams in both Libby and Troy. She loved to hunt grouse in the fall and go road hunting with the kids for deer. She also was a serious collector of Antique bottles and 80 to 100 year old Montana Calendar plates.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 56 years LaVaur of Clatskanie, three sons, Russ of Kalispell Mt., Rich and wife Kelly of Spring Creek, Nevada, Tracy of Clear Lake, California, and a daughter Gayle Baker and husband Robert of Battle Ground, Washington.  Eight grandchildren; Melissa, Steven, Lisa and Eric, Brandy, Tracy, Kristen and Cody. Four Step Grandchildren, Ryan, Kayci, Wendi and Matt.   Two great grandchildren; Kira and Aiden with another grandson on the way.  Three sisters, May Mc Gill and Lillian Kuzmic of Spokane and Hazel Kamphe and husband John of Troy.  Brother in law Tom Scow and wife Donna of Port Aransas, Texas and Sister in law Kathy Newcomb and husband Jim of Spokane. Numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial for family and friends at Gayle’s home in Battleground at a later date.