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Marilyn Dean Moyer of Los Altos Hills passed away unexpectedly September 9, 2012, while returning home from her morning walk with husband Carl. She was 81.

The eldest daughter of Marie and Earl Dean, Marilyn was born and raised in White Salmon, Washington. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1952. Following graduation, Marilyn embarked on a two-month group bicycle tour of Europe, this being one of her many fond travel adventures. Upon her return, she worked at Continental Can Company in Seattle in the Personnel Department.

In 1958, Marilyn and a girlfriend returned to Europe for six months, picking up a Volkswagen “Bug”; skiing in Austria; touring Italy, France and Belgium, and visiting relatives in Norway and Sweden. Returning to the United States in June 1958, Marilyn followed her sister Sherry to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she became employed at Ampex in Redwood City as a Personnel Representative.

Marilyn formed a social club for singles at Ampex and met future husband Carl at the very first event.

The two married in November 1962, living first in Redwood City, then in San Carlos and eventually settling in Los Altos Hills in 1969, where they raised their two children.

Marilyn attended the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Altos, for 43 years, serving in numerous volunteer capacities including First Reader, Sunday School Teacher, Board Member and Reading Room Librarian. She offered guidance and support to those who sought information on Christian Science, and was one of the first to visit members in need, bringing food, flowers and reading materials. She also gave generously of her time to the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter LL in Redwood City.

Marilyn was a wonderful wife, devoted mother and sister, and a dedicated friend. She and Carl recently returned from a trip to the Oregon coast where they celebrated 50 years of marriage with Marilyn’s immediate and extended family.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Carl of Los Altos Hills; son Eric Moyer, daughter-in-law Michele Moyer and granddaughter Alana Moyer of Belmont; daughter Melanie Moyer and partner Steve Batliner of Los Altos Hills; sister Sharon Van Alstine and husband Bob Van Alstine of White Salmon, Washington, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on September 29 at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mountain View, at 3:00 pm. The Church is located at 221 Bryant, east of Grant Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Twelveacres at http://www.twelveacres.org/donations.html.

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