Marjorie Eleanor Palmer Passler

January 19, 2009

By Contributor

Marjorie Eleanor Palmer Passler, of Issaquah, died Jan. 8, 2009. She was 87.A celebration of life service is from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Providence Point Club House.

Born May 16, 1921, Marjorie is the daughter of James and Sarah Palmer. She was raised in Seattle, living most of her growing up years in the Montlake area. Marjorie graduated from Garfield High School in 1939; Metropolitan Business College in 1940; and the University of Washington in 1956.

Her 28-year career as an administrative secretary in the federal government took her to San Francisco as a food program specialist with the U.S. Dept of Agriculture. She also worked at the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Park Service in various locations including Washington, D.C. She retired in 1981.

Marjorie married Walter K. Passler on Jan. 22, 1972, in Carmel, Calif.

Marjorie was very active in her community, including the Cascade Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at the UW and a life member of the American Association of University Women. 

Marjorie made numerous donations to the UW libraries and made regular contributions of recyclables to the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue for arts and crafts.

Our beloved aunt will be remembered as one who had a great love for her family and country. She had the unique ability to touch many lives with her warm friendliness and genuine interest in their lives. She was always ready to help family members in times of need. She had a passion to give encouragement to young people and music was important in her life.

She is survived by her five nieces and nephews, and eight grandnieces and nephews in Washington state and Idaho.

Marjorie’s husband Walter preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers Philip, Ralph and James Palmer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Bleitz Funeral Home.

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