La Grande, Oregon
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Marilyn Rose Muller, 74, died of natural causes April 19 at her residence in La Grande. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the La Grande United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Marilyn was born June 7, 1932, to Roy L. and Ruby V. Skeen in Portland. She attended school in La Grande, graduating from La Grande High School in 1950. She then attended Cottey College in 1956-57 and graduated from what is now Eastern Oregon University in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in music.
A lifelong performer of classical music, Marilyn was committed to music education and the arts. She served as organist for BMCC, EOU, Pendleton High School and La Grande High School and since 1959 gave private piano and organ instruction. She was the organist for the Pendleton Presbyterian Church for 37 years as well as being a member of the church. She was also a member of the EOU staff, PEO, Knife & Fork Club, BMCC staff, the La Grande Methodist Church and the American Organist Guild.
Marilyn enjoyed baking and cooking for family gatherings and celebrations, pinochle card parties, picnics with friends, ski trips and going to the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon. She was a two-time Princess of Evensong at EOU.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell Muller; sons, Mike Muller of Echo, Steve Muller of Pendleton and Rich Muller of La Grande; and siblings, Joan Lynch of Hood River and Dave Skeen of Richland, Wash.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 28, 2007 Published: April 28, 2007