March 19, 1920 - Feb. 25, 2007
Our treasured mother, grandmother, aunt and companion has passed on to a brighter band of light. Marilla was born Louise Marilla Walker to Edward Walker and Willa Haggarty in Elmira New York. Her father died of war injuries when she was three years old. Her mother raised her, along with her sister who was born in 1928. She was married and divorced twice, producing four children. In 1975 she met her loving companion Harold "Beau" Rabb and they have been together until her death. Marilla was always very active in art, singing and theatre and she and Beau have spent many years directing, producing and teaching community theatre arts. Her greatest joy and pride in life was her family, who was unendingly supported by her love, attention and care. "All her Geese were Swans". She was an avid reader and wrote many stories and poems about her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Edith Christina Jensen (Christy Nelson> and her infant son Michael Paul Robertson. She is survived by her three children Babbette Flood of Ashland, Ore., Glenn Harris of Las Vegas Nev., Anthony Robertson of Longmont, Colo. 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews and their families, 2 stepdaughters and their families her loving life companion Beau Rabb and many friends.
There will be a celebration of Marillas life and love sometime in the spring.
In lieu of flowers please make any contribution to the charity of your choice.