July 19, 1928 — December 1, 2017
Marilyn Louise Hartnett Peters, 89, passed away on December 1, 2017 at Regency Park Place in Corvallis.
She was born on July 19, 1928, in Hubbard, Nebraska to Otto Peters and Helen Barber Peters.
Marilyn grew up South Sioux City, Nebraska and was a 1946 graduate of South Sioux City High School.
She married William Patrick “Pat” Hartnett on February 14, 1948 and together they had seven children. Pat was “The Love of Her Life!” He passed away on December 12, 1954.
She later married Lloyd Barker and they had one son.
Marilyn’s children were “The Light of Her Life!” She had unconditional love for all of them. She was truly an incredible woman. Her children were blessed to learn from the “best.” How different the world would be if everyone could have learned from and been cared for by her. She made so many of her children’s friends feel like family.
Marilyn moved to Corvallis in 1978 and was soon employed by the Benton County Records and Elections Department until her retirement in 1994.
In 1995, she met Eldon Gifford, and he had been her partner for the past 22 years until her death.
Marilyn is survived by her eight children including five daughters, Barbara (Dave) Beermann of Bend, Patty Standage of Eugene, Janis Hartnett, Connie (Steve) Muff, Jackie (Kevin) Potts, all of South Sioux City, Nebraska and three sons, Ray (Christine) Hartnett, Randy (Lori) Barker of Corvallis, and Jim (Cindy) Hartnett of Tucson, Arizona. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother Milt (Elsie) Peters and sister-in-law Ginger Kennelly both of South Sioux City, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in South Sioux City, Nebraska.
You may leave your condolences for the family at www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.