Lillian R. Schimmer

October 18, 1926 - April 11, 2021


94, Lillian (Lil) Ruth Schimmer of Lynnwood, WA passed away peacefully of natural causes Sun. April 11th, 2021. Lillian was born in Norway, MI Oct. 18, 1926. She was one of 7 siblings, the third youngest. She moved to Seattle at 19 and met her future husband, Marland (Marly) on a blind date. They married in Oct. 1947. She worked at PNW Bell for over 33 years, retiring in 1983. She loved bowling and dancing, always a smile on her face. She loved her family and entertaining. She is survived by daughters Carol (Leonard) Evans, Ladera Ranch, CA and Kay (Steve) Grigg, Lynnwood, WA. Grandchildren Craig Evans; Brett (Jennifer) Evans; Jamie (Quinn) Kuhnhausen and Ginger (Jeff) Barry. Brother, Donald Anderson (Roxanne) MI and sister-in-law, Irene Tack. She has 1 great granddaughter and 8 great-grandsons, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Marly in Jan. 1998 after 50 years of marriage and by all her other siblings.

Thank you to Brookdale Alderwood for their care of mom for the last three and a half years.

Remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at 19031 33rd Ave. W. Suite 301 Lynnwood, Washington 98036 or online at

The graveside service will take place at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park April 19, 2021 at noon.

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21 days ago

So many wonderful memories of Aunt Lil at our family’s birthday celebrations and holidays. She always had a laugh, a smile and a camera ready! Love and hugs to you Carol and Kay 💗💗

Patricia Sanderson
Patricia Sanderson
21 days ago

Aunt Lil and Uncle Marly were such a wonderful couple. Clearly in love and always together. Aunt Lil always brightened up the room. She loved family gatherings and took lots of pictures and shared them. Lovely lady who will be missed.

Teri Lembeck
Teri Lembeck
10 days ago

She was everything I ever needed to teach me about life…the best of the best! She touched so many lives in so many ways. We all will remember her for all the rest of our lives❤️