Marilyn Eykel, in Memoriam

She was known as the “rock painting lady” and many Timber Valley residents were recipients of her beautiful rocks.  Marilyn and her companion Sally Hankins split their time between Talent, Oregon, where she had a home, Timber Valley and Arizona. 

Marilyn passed away March 19, 2022, in Talent, Oregon.  Her son, Eric Eykel from Ft. Meyers, Florida was at her bedside with Sally when Marilyn’s year and a half fight with breast cancer was over. 

Marilyn was born March 26, 1942, in Rochester, New York.  She graduated as a Registered Nurse in Albany, New York. She married Paul and his beautiful little three-year-old daughter and they had a son, Eric while she continued working as a nurse.

After a few years, she decided to change professions and became a Real Estate Broker where she was very successful.  At age 55 she chose to retire, bought a new RV, and advertised for a traveling companion.  Marilyn responded to the ad and the two then traveled with the intent of finding a home on the West Coast.    They became Escapees in 1996 and July 11, 2008, they received their lot at Timber Valley and became residents.  

Marilyn is survived by her son, Eric, two grandchildren, and her companion Sally. Sally plans to continue RVing and living in Timber Valley.

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