ACADEMY GRADUATION – Governor Mike Dunleavy shakes hands with graduates at the Alaska Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Training Session 1902 graduation ceremony this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. Twenty-six law enforcement officers from across the state received their badges in the ceremony and will be taking jobs as Alaska State Troopers, a Wildlife Trooper, and city and borough police department officers.  (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Marilyn M. Thrasher

Former Sitka resident Marilyn M. Thrasher passed away at the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle, Colorado, on November 9, 2017. She was 89.

Marilyn Bernice Morgan was born July 10, 1928, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the daughter of William and Blanche Morgan’

On May 30, 1949, she received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University), and married Frank Thrasher of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

 The Thrasher family moved to Sitka in August 1963, when Frank was assigned to teach vocational shop at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Marilyn taught second grade for the Sitka Public Schools, first at Mt. Edgecumbe elementary and then at Baranof Elementary School.

Frank died in 1987, and in 2009 Marilyn moved to Rifle.

She is survived by her three sons: Patrick (Ann) of Rifle, Colorado; Glenn (Celia) of Wellington, New Zealand; and Terry (Tamara) of Fairfield, California; five granddaughters and two great grandchildren.

 

Services and a private interment will be in Sitka. The family will soon announce the date of the services.

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