Marilyn Marie Rundquist

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April 25, 1954 ~ April 27, 2011

Marilyn Marie Rundquist, 57, passed away on Wed., April 27 at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, MT, following a courageous five-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Vancouver, WA on April 25, 1954.
Marilyn grew up in Spokane but she moved back to Ridgefield, WA with her husband and two children in 1988.
In Washington, Marilyn had many close friends who played an important role in her life. She lived there until 2000, when they moved to Helena, MT.
Marilyn was an enthusiast for literature and history and she was an advocate for the conservation of wildlife.
She was an outspoken person with a strong sense of humor, and her voice and laughter will be
deeply missed by everyone she left behind.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, John; her children, Eric and Sunny; her brother, Robert Swanson of Spokane; and her sister, Nancy Jochem of Bozeman, MT.
In Marilyn's honor, a charitable donation can be made to the Nature Conservancy, in order to help preserve the natural environment that she loved. Donations can be made online at http://my.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 29, 2011
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