Marilyn Rae Hamstra, age 85, of Lynden passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016. She was born Marilyn Rae Zoet, to Gerrit and Dena Zoet on May 28, 1930 in Bellingham, WA. Marilyn was a housewife and stay at home mom until the 1970’s when she became secretary /bookkeeper for Skookum Chuck Water Association, and held that position for over 25 years. She was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed church and volunteered on many church committees. Marilyn is survived by 2 sons, Robert (Linda) and Michael (Penny) Hamstra of Lynden along with 5 daughters, Elaine (Larry) Nyhoff and Mary Jane Hamstra of Lynden, Janet Johnson of British Columbia, Mavis (Stan) Sosna of Maui, and Jill (Tim) Nagle of Bellingham, and also longtime caregiver, Maria Salazar; a brother, Derwent (Helen) Zoet, of Alabama, and sister Vera (Jim) Cook of Port Orchard; 11 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Andrew in 1989, a son Mark in 1978 and granddaughter Joelle Berg in 2013. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM, Monumenta Cemetery, Lynden, WA with Pastors Harvey Brink and Steve Van Noort officiating.