MANZLAK -- Marilyn Manzlak, 82, born in Chicago, Illinois and died December 24, 2009 in Albuquerque. She is survived by her children Linda Martinez and husband Bob, Colin Manderson, and Debbie Manderson; grandchildren, Peter Jeremiah and wife Cathy, Benjamin Jeremiah, Marni Franco, Shannon Purcell, Reece Manderson, Nicole Manderson, Max Phisk Manderson Scozzafava; great-grandchildren, Brad Stevens, Courtney Stevens, Austin Jeremiah, Gwen Marie Purcell and Zander Diehl and many other family and family friends. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; parents, Grace Irene Abelsen and Leo Tull; grandson, Christopher Graves; and sister, Shirley Lavigne and husband Phillip. She was raised in St Paul, Minnesota, lived in Seattle, Washington where she worked with and helped start the Ballard Magnolia Food Bank, and moved to Albuquerque in 2002 to be near her family. A Rosary, Mass and burial were held in Albuquerque, NM. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shrine of St Bernadette, c/o the Alter Rosary Society, 1800 Martha NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 or the Ballard Magnolia Food Bank, 7001 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. Please visit the online guestbook for Marilyn at HYPERLINK "http://remembertheirstory.com/" RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
Published January 8, 2010 in the Ballard News Tribune.