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Marilyn I. Wallstrom December 8, 1930 - August 5, 2019

Marilyn I. Wallstrom

Dec. 1930 – Aug. 2019_x000D_
Marilyn Irene Wallstrom passed peacefully on August 5, 2019. She was born December 8, 1930 to Gordon and Winifred Hallmark at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock, CA. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1948 prior to graduating from Modesto Junior College and San Jose State University. Marilyn was an elementary school teacher for many years at Cunningham School and Crowell School.  Marilyn married Wesley Wallstrom in May of 1952.

Marilyn leaves behind her daughter Wendy Wallstrom of Long Beach, CA along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren including: Anders and Lars Thene, Maggie and Sarah Wallstrom, Erin Wallstrom Ray, Kyle Wallstrom and Erik Wallstrom. She is preceded in death by her husband Wesley D. Wallstrom, son Marc G. Wallstrom, her sister Valerie Lower and her parents.

Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of PEO. She enjoyed cooking and especially loved creating the Swedish cuisine she excelled at for friends and family.

The family wishes to thank Covenant Care at Home and Covenant Care Hospice, along with her team of caregivers.

A memorial celebration will be held at Allen Mortuary’s Event Center on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 3 p.m. following a private burial.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Care Hospice at 125 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380.


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  1. Inger Keussen says

    Marilyn was my American mother during my year in college in Turlock 1979-80. She was always very thoughtful, helpful and involved in my academic work, as well as is my personal life. Marilyn taught me style in every way you can think of, including being properly dressed. I hadn´t used bright colors in my clothing before and Marilyn showed me what colors can do to you. Her house was always in excellent condition and serving various delicious meals was for her a pleasure and relaxation. Always updated on the latest in literature, she was a devoted reader. We stayed in contact over the years, sharing happiness and sorrow happening in our lives.
    A very thoughtful and caring person has left us and my thoughts go to Marilyn´s family.

  2. Deborah Ciccarelli says

    Mrs. Wallstrom was such a wonderful teacher.. my oldest son is now 28, she taught him in first grade.. and to this day remains my favorite teacher of any of my 4 children… her caring didnt end at 3pm when school ended… and the neatest part was she also taught my sons grandpa when she was barely out of school herself… she touched so many lives over the generations…

  3. Gunnel Laurinsson says

    Thank you Marilyn for all good memories and for the hospitality you and your family always have showed us. ❤️ Gunnel and Borje Laurinsson, Sweden

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