In memory of
Maralyn Edith Elser
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In memory of
Maralyn Edith Elser
Maralyn Edith Elser May 6, 1933 - Dec. 29, 2019 Maralyn Edith Elser, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 29, 2019, at her home in Portland. She was born May 6, 1933 in Chicago, Ill., to William and Edith Wendell. Maralyn had one brother named Buddy and one sister named Joan. She had one son named Theo and one daughter named Kelli. In 1966, Maralyn and the kids moved to Portland to be close to Joan. Soon after, she went to work at Chubb Insurance Group, where she met and worked with Ray Elser. Maralyn became the HR Director and in 1979 married Ray. She retired in 1993, enjoying bowling, golf and even taking three cruises. Maralyn was an extremely courageous woman. One such example of Maralyn's courage came on one of her cruises. While she and Ray were at a port, watching someone high above parasailing, Ray jokingly dared Maralyn to do it! Well, hundreds of feet up, being pulled by a boat… 62 years young, Maralyn did it! She was married to Ray for 39 years. Maralyn loved her dogs and she had many over the years… and they all loved her. Maralyn is survived by her son, Theo; her daughter, Kelli; her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Maralyn will be dearly missed, yet now she is forever with her beloved Ray, brother Buddy, sister Joan… and all her dogs! In lieu of flowers, please make your memorial donations online to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, please visit: www.finleysunsethills.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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6801 SW SUNSET HWY
Portland, OR 97225
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In memory of
Maralyn Edith Elser
Maralyn Edith Elser May 6, 1933 - Dec. 29, 2019 Maralyn Edith Elser, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 29, 2019, at her home in Portland. She was born May 6, 1933 in Chicago, Ill., to William and Edith Wendell. Maralyn had one brother named Buddy and one sister named Joan. She had one son named Theo and one daughter named Kelli. In 1966, Maralyn and the kids moved to Portland to be close to Joan. Soon after, she went to work at Chubb Insurance Group, where she met and worked with Ray Elser. Maralyn became the HR Director and in 1979 married Ray. She retired in 1993, enjoying bowling, golf and even taking three cruises. Maralyn was an extremely courageous woman. One such example of Maralyn's courage came on one of her cruises. While she and Ray were at a port, watching someone high above parasailing, Ray jokingly dared Maralyn to do it! Well, hundreds of feet up, being pulled by a boat… 62 years young, Maralyn did it! She was married to Ray for 39 years. Maralyn loved her dogs and she had many over the years… and they all loved her. Maralyn is survived by her son, Theo; her daughter, Kelli; her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Maralyn will be dearly missed, yet now she is forever with her beloved Ray, brother Buddy, sister Joan… and all her dogs! In lieu of flowers, please make your memorial donations online to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, please visit: www.finleysunsethills.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Services Provided By
J P Finley & Son FH Or
6801 SW SUNSET HWY
Portland, OR 97225
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