Marlyn Munter passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2015 at her home on Lopez Island, Wash. after a battle with cancer.
She is survived by her daughter Sarah, her partner of 22 years, Geoffrey Holmes, her sister Lynn Hastings and her nieces and nephews Elizabeth, Lora, Jesse and LaNina. Marlyn was born in Bremerton, Wash. on May 9, 1955 to Mary Anne (Studer) and Lewis Lloyd Hastings.
She graduated from Lopez Island High School in 1973 and remained close friends with many of her schoolmates.
Marlyn married in 1978 and had her daughter in 1979, moving with her family to Everett in 1980.
After divorcing she lived with her daughter in Arizona before returning to Lopez in 1987.
Marlyn was an accomplished and gifted self-taught artist, skilled in acrylic painting, sculpture and fabric arts.
She was an avid gardener and animal lover, maintaining two acres of garden, lawn and trees and always surrounded by pets.
Marlyn had a gentle demeanor and a quirky and quick sense of humor and she will be greatly missed.
A memorial gathering of friends and family will be held this spring.