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Marlys Engel Milne

Marlys Engel Milne

Marlys Engel Milne peacefully passed away September 2, 2015. She was 80 years old.

Marlys was born June 19, 1935 to her parents William and Mildred Roeske in St. Paul, Minn. She spent her working life as a registered nurse.  After living in Medford for thirty-seven years, she moved to Reno, Nev., to be near her daughter,  Jane and grandchildren.  She then spent the last three years of her life in Vancouver, Wash. to be with family.

Marlys was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medford, Ore. She loved her family, sewing, cooking for, and entertaining, her many dear friends and family, as well as reading Southern poetry.

Marlys is survived by her son, Ken Milne of Medford, Ore.; her daughters, Jane Houston of Auburn, Calif. and Carol Ann Bonafede of Camas, Wash.; four grandchildren, Andrew Bonafede, Matthew Bonafede, Janae Houston, and Kyle Houston; and her sister, Carol Stiles and foster sister Virginia Sloat. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon Milne; sister, Joanie McBride; and brother, Vernon Roeske.

No services are scheduled at this time. Marlys will be interred at Goleta Cemetery in Santa Barbara, Calif. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown's Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.brownsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Marlys' name to Grace Christian School, 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, Ore. 97504.

Marlys Engel Milne