Marilyn Marjorie Podratz, 83, of Renton, WA went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2018. Marilyn was born October 21, 1934 in Davenport, Iowa to Marjorie and Gordon Hill. Marilyn graduated from Sudlow high school in Davenport, Iowa in 1952.
She worked at Bell telephone company in Davenport, Iowa for a number of years before she transferred to the Seattle area in 1977. She retired after 35 years of service with the telephone company.
Marilyn met and later married Eldon Edwin Podratz in 1992. She loved to read, shop, visit arboretums and Japanese gardens to admire God’s beautiful creations.
She loved to travel to Gaylord, Minnesota every summer with her husband and visit family in the Midwest.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Marjorie and Gordon Hill, her brother Gordon Hill Jr., her sister Susan Hill, Daughter Darlene Kay Gillespie, and grandson Arthur Ruby.
Survivors include her husband Eldon Podratz; her children Debbie Naughton (Jim), Dale Green (Vivian), Denise Ruby, Donna Workheiser (John), Deanna Elliott (Jeff), Dorothy Davis Mayer (Tim); Step-children Marcy Quandt (Larry), Marc Podratz, Melody Butenko (Bruce), Kim Williams (Warren); sister Cindy Usher (Frank); 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Service, Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel, 27221 156th Ave. SE, Kent, WA.