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Marilynn Effie Streeter
A chapel service was held on Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home for Marilynn Effie Streeter, 90, of Turlock. She died June 29, 2009 at Brandel Manor in Turlock.

Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Born Feb. 3, 1919, Marilynn was a Modesto native and lived in Stanislaus County nearly her whole life. She attended grammar school at the Bel Passi three-room schoolhouse. She was a member of Job's Daughters. Marilynn met Wayne Streeter while attending Modesto High School and they married after graduation on Sept. 4, 1938. Her faith in Christ motivated her to be an active volunteer and witness for Him. She was a founding member of St. John's Chapel of The Valley where she was a Sunday School superintendent, teacher, and Vacation Bible School leader for many years. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Hughson. Marilynn was a past PTA president at Sylvan Elementary School, volunteered at the Modesto State Hospital and for the Crippled Children's Society. Her love for children moved her to take in and care for foster children. One of her Sunday School students, Vicki Striplin, became a second daughter to her. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Progressive Women's Club and California Women for Agriculture. Marilynn loved the great outdoors, the mountains and the land. She farmed grapes in her early years and walnuts in the latter. She was an avid gardener and spent many hours caring for her flowers and pulling weeds. In the late 1960s, Marilynn took her first trip abroad with her mother to England, Switzerland and Germany. She continued her travels every year, taking 29 trips.

She leaves behind her children, Will Streeter of Modesto, Carla Stearns of Coronado and Vicki Striplin; and seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church, 2218 Sixth St., Hughson, CA, 95326; or to a favorite charity.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /July 8, 2009