Marlene Ethel Lundman West was born on October 9, 1937 in Kirkland, WA. Marlene passed away in her sleep, after a long illness, in Pahrump, NV on August 28, 2021. Marlene was the daughter of Murley and Margaret Lundman and sister to Marjorie West (deceased), Myrtle Harbison, and May Welcome.
Marlene was the loving wife of Hugene Tony West and is survived by her three children, Tony and Tonee West, Coni and Jack Eaton and Rich and Shannon West. She had 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Marlene attended Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, WA. She married Gene West at a young age and was married for 68 years. Marlene and Gene worked hard throughout their lives, to raise their 3 children. In their early years of marriage, Gene and Marlene owned and operated Bellevue Welding and Steel Supply where Marlene served as the Bookkeeper. Marlene also worked for 35 years as a grocery clerk in Redmond, Bellevue and Mercer Island, WA. After retiring, Marlene and Gene moved to Las Vegas, NV into a gated adult community and enjoyed playing tennis, joined a bowling league, and socialized with the other retirees. During retirement, they moved several times, living in Stanwood, WA, Pahrump, NV, Lake Stevens, WA, Buckeye, AZ and then back to Pahrump, NV.
Marlene enjoyed excellent health until she contracted cancer, which she survived. In the last few months of her life, she developed congestive heart failure and kidney issues. They sold their home in Pahrump this past June and planned to relocate to Washington. While in Washington, looking for a home, she was in and out of the hospital for two months. They then decide to return to Pahrump where she died in the early morning hours while staying with Frank and Barbra West (Gene’s brother and wife).
Marlene will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was known for “getting things done!” and leaves a legacy of being a hard worker. She is greatly loved as a wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.
The family will hold a graveside service on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the City of Kirkland Cemetery, located at the corner of NE 80th Street and 120th Ave.