Marjean Mains, 80, of Sunnyside, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, avid gardener and dearest friend crossed over to her eternal reward Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, following brain surgery in Seattle.
Marjean Mains was born Marjean Etta Clark on July 19, 1925 to James and Blanche Clark in Roosevelt, and grew up alongside the beautiful Columbia River. She graduated valedictorian of Roosevelt High School, class of 1943. She later worked at Prosser Pack for several years.
She is survived by her loving children, Joy Mains, Jill Dubeau Zah, Janice Chaussee, Kevin (Susan) Mains, Kenneth Mains, Kim Mains, Tamara Mains, and daughter of the heart, Susan (Sooz) Colyn; her adoring grandchildren, Denee (Bishop) Dubeau Zah, Dalen (Diana) Randa, Jeffery (Jasmine) Chaussee, Eric Chaussee, Megan (Joshua) Ammons, Kimberlyn Mains, Cody Mains, Sky (Todd) Simpson, Josh Baird, Hannah (Lyman) Harris, Zack Mains and Mack Mains; four stepgrandchildren and their children; great-grandchildren, Randy, Jake, Kayleigh, Myles, Darian, Devin, Elijah, Rayanna, Natalie, Malloree, Zander, and Rory Alexis Marjean. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Graves of Federal Way; brother, Bill Clark and wife, Barbara, of Bickleton; and sister-in-law, Leona Clark of Bickleton; a life long friend, Ila May Sanders of Federal Way; and her cat, Ashleigh.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth "Punk" Mains; her parents; brothers, Melvin "Deke" Clark, Kenneth Clark, Charles Clark; and an infant sister, Frances Clark.
A memorial funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside.
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. All is well.