Marilyn Inez Halstead

February 17, 1941 – March 16, 2018

Marilyn Inez Halstead, 77 years young, passed away March 16, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones in the comfort of her home in Coquille, OR.

Marilyn was born February 17, 1941 to Archie and Evelyn Akins in Bakersfield, CA. She graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1958. Marilyn worked in Lincoln County, NV as a probation officer when she met Ron Halstead. They married September 1, 1996. In 1999 they started Halstead’s Equipment Rental and three years later added Halstead’s Mini-Mart to their adventures in business. Outside of the business, Marilyn enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting and watching the hummingbirds outside her kitchen window.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Ron; daughters, Billie Wright and Bunny Howell; son, Danny Cooley; sister, Margaret Campbell; brother, Archie Akins Jr.; seven grandchildren five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Irene Fairchild and Betty Tkac.

At Marilyn’s request, she asked to be cremated and there will be no services held. Remember her and all the memories you shared with her.

Memorial contributions are suggested to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420. What they do for the community is beyond what words can express.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service – Coquille Chapel, 541-396-3846


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