Marion Early

Marion F. Early died Sept. 21, 2017, at Washington Soldiers Home. She was 95.

Marion F. Early died Sept. 21, 2017, at Washington Soldiers Home. She was 95.

She was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest daughter of William D. Early and Selma Early (Voigt). She became a registered nurse and dedicated her life to caring for soldiers. She maintained licenses in Illinois, Indiana and Florida, where her parents lived. She joined the Army and was deployed to Japan and Korea during the Korean War and became a MASH nurse. She was awarded the Korean Service, United Nations Service and National Defense Service medals. After her discharge, she worked at the Hines Veterans Hospital in Chicago. After retiring, she traveled the world with her friends and eventually moved to Washington to be near her family. She joined the VFW Post 1949 and was the post chaplain for many years. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion and earned many service awards.

Inurnment will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Tahoma National Cemetery, with services by VFW Post 1949.

Memorials may be made to: VFW Post 1949, P.O. Box 14, Enumclaw, 98022.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

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