Obituaries | Marilyn Patterson Koral

Marilyn Patterson Koral

Aug. 24, 1930 – Aug. 1, 2008

Marilyn Koral was born in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of C.V. and Dorothy W. Patterson, and was a former resident of Kalamazoo, Mich.

The family moved to Northport, Mich., in 1965 to own and operate a marine business for the next 11 years. In 1976, Marilyn became a resident of Orcas Island, Wash.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Patterson of Philadelphia, Pa.; her five children, Anne Stepp of Bath, N.C., Dorothy Rothfus of Ronald, Wash., John Koral of Rochester, Mich., Bill Koral of Orcas Island, Wash., and Jim Koral of Leopold, Australia; and nine grandchildren.

Marilyn will always be remembered as a wonderful mother. Remembrances may be made to the Orcas Island Animal Protection Society or to Orcas Island EMT.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. To share memories of Marilyn, sign the online guest register at

— Family of Marilyn Patterson Koral

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