On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at 9:03 p.m., heaven opened the doors and welcomed the most beautiful angel, Marilyn Sue (Fisher) Cavin. Marilyn put up a long hard fight, but at 62 years young she could not take anymore, she had enough.

In typical Marilyn fashion, she had her own agenda and was sure to leave this world the way she wanted to. She lovingly said goodbye surrounded by her husband, her daughter, her son-in-law, her two grandsons and her mother.

Marilyn was born Aug. 31, 1950 in Walla Walla to Dale L. Fisher and Patricia (Fisher) Lund. She moved with her family to Anchorage, Alaska, where she resided until she was seven years old. In 1957 she moved back to Sunnyside.

Marilyn or "Mare Bear" graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1967.

In 1973 Marilyn met the man of her dreams Dennis Cavin. She married that country boy on July 30, 1974. She was his "Sweetpea" and he was her "Honey." Together they lived in Sunnyside until May of 1996, when they moved to their home in Prosser.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Dennis Cavin; her daughter, Tressa (Michael) Ehrenheim of Graham; two lights-of-her-world grandsons, Brandon Scott Kramer of Prineville, Ore. and Dallas Jay Kramer of Graham; her mother, Patricia Lund of Sunnyside; and five siblings, Michael (Carolyn) Fisher of Sunnyside, Georgeanne Jackson of Portland, Ore., Troy Dapping and Roger Dapping, both of Texas, and Laurie (Ben) Ozuna of Seattle; and 13 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Fisher; and her beloved sister, Kathleen Dominquez.

Marilyn was an amazing woman. She had a wonderful caring spirit and a beautiful heart. She taught those around her how to love unconditionally, to give from the heart, not to be judgmental and how to be a fighter. She always tried to be upbeat and positive even though she was in pain all of the time. She had many health issues and was on kidney dialysis from April of 1995 until July 20, 1999, when she underwent a kidney transplant.

Marilyn truly had a heart of gold and will be forever in our hearts. She meant the world to all she met.

Services for Marilyn will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Neighborhood Assembly of God Church, 385 W. Allen Rd. in Sunnyside, with a brief viewing to be held at 10 a.m. prior to service. Graveside services will follow at Prosser Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Church at 1:30 p.m.

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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