Marilyn Marie Nelson Howell, 73, of Bellingham died Oct. 17 at home.

Mrs. Howell was born in Yakima. She worked at Yakima Federal for many years. After moving to Bellingham, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include four children, Mark Morgan, Marti Morris, Mary Morgan and Matthew Morgan; a stepsister, Mary Damiano; a stepbrother, John Howell; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial sevice is planned for spring 2013. Arrangements are by Whatcom Cremation and Funeral, Bellingham.