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Marie L. Lisle

January 7, 1951 - May 20, 2021


Marie Louise Lisle (Badgley, Olsen)

January 7th, 1951 – May 20th, 2021


Marie Louise Lisle passed away on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 from natural causes in route to a Long Term Care facility in Portland, Oregon after 4 weeks of recovery in Providence St. Peter Hospital of Olympia at the age of 70 years.

Marie shared a home in Rochester, Washington, with surviving husband, Ken Lisle, and also survived by their 5 grown adult children & 8 grandkids, Melissa Parra with Keana & Daniel Parra, Sunny Ware & husband Matt with Dominick & wife Lupe & Nathan Ware, Jason & wife Randi Jo with Ethan Lisle, Corie & husband Aaron with Archer Angel, and Steve & wife Audree with Edward & Emmet Olsen.

Marie was born out of Forks, Washington to Frank and Betty (Young) Badgley on January 7th, 1951, then grew up with fond memories in Grisdale, Washington, a logging company town by Simpson Timber Company, where her dad Frank worked in the woods while her mom Betty worked in the camp kitchen thru 1960, where National Geographic April 1960 article about the Northwest included Simpson Timber Company town Grisdale & mentioning Frank, Betty, & their two daughters. Frank then worked with family living in various Pacific Northwest logging towns until settling in Montesano, Washington where Marie attended high school & graduated in 1969.

Marie married Edward Olsen in 1971, & they had daughters Melissa & Sunny, and son Steve, residing & working in various areas around Spanaway & Tacoma, Washington; Fontana, California; Havre, Montana; then back to Washington, where they separated & Ed passed away in 1983.

Marie was a single mother raising her 3 kids in Aberdeen, Washington when she met Ken Lisle, single father raising his 2 kids Jason & Corie, & eventually married on August 13, 1983. They met thru their children’s friendship with the same daycare & school, living in the same area, & Ken seeing Marie working at Orange Julius in the Wishkah mall, then set up by Marie’s friend & co-worker Leemoyne Benson when Marie didn’t have a guest to their bowling team end-of-the-season banquet. From that 1st date, Marie & Ken have been together ever since for over 38 years.

Marie worked various jobs from food service, medical facilities, photo lab, then after moving to Rochester with Ken & their kids in 1985, worked in a local candy store, cannery seasonal work, & finally with Weyerhaeuser Mima tree nursery for over 20 seasonal years doing various assembly line to manual labor moving up to equipment operator with heavy involvement & passion on the safety committee, & eventually retired.

Marie enjoyed the outdoors from growing up in Grisdale, played piano & accordian with a passion for various music genres but especially rock & roll from the Beatles to Collective Soul which she enjoyed attending some of their live concerts, highly above average bowler in women’s & mixed leagues, played slowpitch baseball; loved fishing, camping, spending time at the ocean beaches, & traveling the road less traveled, with a strong interest in genealogy, sharing old currency with her dad, collecting rocks from all over, & avid book reader; then watching the kid’s then grandkids sports & activities, plus avid fan of the Olympics, local professional sports teams, and NASCAR, but Marie’s biggest passion was her family, especially her precious grandkids bringing her the biggest joy.

Marie grew up thru many era’s from the 1st satellite launch of Sputnik by Russia to the 1st man on the moon by the USA; assassinations of prominent icons for world peace & equality, USA President John F. Kennedy & Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.; collapse of the Cold War, communist rule & the Berlin Wall; to the disruptive technologies from the dotcom era, internet, social media, to mobile computing. Marie had very little interest in technology but accepted social media of Facebook to keep in contact & share with family & close friends, and being able to continue her passion of reading by expandable text & readily downloaded books with her paper white backlit ebook.

The family is having a celebration of life for Marie on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 at Fort Borst Park, Kitchen #2, starting 11:30 am with food & refreshments & optional potluck, and request no flowers or money, but people can do something in honor of Marie for accessible & affordable prescriptions & supplies to all diabetic people thru #insulin4all & especially local Washington state @WaInsulin4all at