January 6, 2022
Marilyn Kay Wilt, former Cathlamet resident, died December 17, 2021 in Longview. She was born December 20, 1951. She was raised in Skamokawa and attended school in Skamokawa and Cathlamet. She married Ron Wilt in 1974. She commercial fished with her family in Bristol Bay, Alaska for many years. She also worked as a caregiver and in several retail stores in Longview. In later years she helped as a caregiver for her sister, Margaret.
Marilyn enjoyed her family and doing ceramics, tending her hummingbirds and gardening. She and Ron were avid Cribbage players. She is remembered as a loyal friend.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Ron, three brothers Bob Johnson, Willie Johnson, Mike Clark and a sister Jackie Clark Keller, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four children, James Backman, Tamara, Timothy and Charlie Wilt, two sisters, Martha Backman and Margaret Whittle and her parents Guy and Wanda Johnson and Clair Clark.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 11 at 12 Noon at Fernhill Cemetery in Skamokawa. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.