Della 'Peggy” Marley


December 4, 1911 ~ February 9, 2010

Walla Walla resident, Della "Peggy" Marley, 98, died February 9, 2010, at her home.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2010, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla and beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Relief Society Room of the Church. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Walla Walla. The graveside service and burial will follow at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens in College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice through the funeral home.

Peggy was born December 4, 1911, in Emmett, Idaho, to Charles Jackson and Lillie Luella Marler Bullard. She graduated from San Francisco Girls School in 1931. On July 18, 1936, she and Don Carlos Marley married in Boise, Idaho. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple on July 5, 1945. In 1948, the family moved to the Walla Walla area where Peggy worked as secretary for the Blue Mountain Council of Boy Scouts of America, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of the Walla Walla Third Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in many positions. She and her husband, Don, served as workers in the Seattle Temple for ten years and also were missionaries to Peru for eighteen months. She played the violin, playing for several years with the Walla Walla Symphony under the baton of William Bailey. She loved her family and was especially happy spending time with them.

She is survived by two daughters: Brenda Ramirez of Walla Walla and Marsha and her husband Michael Nicol of
West Jordan, Utah; six grandchildren: Arturo Ramirez and Ricardo Romero, Holly and Wade Lloyd, Natalie and Steve Blaser, Christie and Keith Winberg, Marchel Warby, and Rachelle Armstrong; and twelve great-grandchildren: Ashley, Lexi, Walker, Bryson, Brenna, Brooke, Dallas, Christian, MacKenzie, Marley, Morgan and AJ. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sisters and one brother. Friends may send condolences to the family at


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