Marsha Kay Sunderlin

05/08/1958 - 04/12/2018

Obituary for Marsha Kay Sunderlin

Longtime Sandy resident, Marsha Sunderlin, died at her home on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She was 59.

A celebration of her life will be held 2pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Estacada Funeral Chapel.

Marsha Kay Watson was born May 8, 1958, in Spokane, Washington to her proud and happy parents, Ron and Marlene (Trudgeon) Watson. She weighed a hefty 5lbs 13oz. She attended school in Spokane through her freshman year in high school. The family then moved to the country in Reardon, Washington where she graduated from high school. Marsha then attended George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon for one semester and then traveled with a friend to Hawaii where she stayed for 9 months and then returned to Salem where she met her husband, Rich Sunderlin. They lived in Salem for a while before moving to Bend where Rich worked for his brother at a muffler shop. They had 2 children Kyle on October 20, 1981, and Keri on October 12, 1983. In 1985, they moved to the Portland area where Rich worked as a plumber. In 2004 they moved to Sandy where Marsha started her business as a dog trainer. She worked as a dog trainer until her passing on April 12, 2018.

Marsha is survived by her husband, Rich; son, Kyle and his wife Kimberley; daughter Keri; parents, Ron and Marlene Watson; brothers, Michael, Richard and Steven Watson; grandchildren, Mya, Mika, Morgan and Mason.



Funeral Service

02:00 PM
Estacada Funeral Chapel Inc
110 SW 1st Ave PO Box 1390 Estacada, OR
Estacada, OR 97023
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Sadie Main April 16, 2018 Rich, Kyle & Keri - you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With love, Sadie
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Linda Main April 16, 2018 Dick, Kyle and Keri- I am so very sorry for your loss. May it help in some small way to know that others care. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Main
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Janice Ringle of Sandy, OR April 16, 2018 I am so, so sorry. I knew Marsha thru dogs and she was a good person.
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Caroll (Neal) Brandt of Turner, Oregon April 17, 2018 I first remember seeing Marsha many years ago when she came to Marion Friends Church as a little girl when visiting her grandparents. I was always glad when she, her parents, & little brothers came to Marion! Later I saw her when Ron & Marlene were pastors at MFC. I’m sorry her cancer returned & for her passing. All of you remain in my prayers. Faith. Peace. Strength. Rest.
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Irene Tegeler of Jennings Lodge, OR April 17, 2018 I first met Marsha when she came to take my OES puppy I had just gotten to train him to be a service dog! This was before the family moved to Sandy. We became such good friends and when they moved to Sandy, I really enjoyed going out there to see her at the "training barn". My next dog didn't work out, thru no fault of working and working with her. Just wasn't meant to be. So I had been looking for another one, then she called me one day to tell me she wouldn't be able to help anymore. How I will miss her! It's a sad/happy day for sure. Sad for us all who will miss her, but happy to know she is home with Jesus and no longer suffering!
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Cleta Crisman of Wilsonville April 17, 2018 I'm so sad to hear about Marsha's passing and the suffering she must have gone through. If I had known, I would love to have come to see her. She was a precious friend, one of the most courageous women I have ever known and I'm privileged to have shared in her journey for a few years. I will be there on the 28th if I am able.
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Julie Dupree of Gresham April 18, 2018 So sorry to hear of your mom passing Keri. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your entire family. Sending big hugs
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Julie Dupree of Gresham April 18, 2018 I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing Keri. My thought & prayers are with the entire family. Sending you big hugs.? From Julie Sandra's mom
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Rebecca Williams of California April 18, 2018 May God’s presence be with you and may you feel His strength and comfort.
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Annie Angnos of Estacada April 18, 2018 She will be greatly missed ! I will remember her beautiful face and smile. I admire her talent and love for Dogs.
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BL April 22, 2018 My thoughts are with your family. Rev. 21:1-5
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Marlon Furtado of Pathway Church April 24, 2018 Rich, Joan Chambers called me today to tell me she ran in to you and learned you knew me, and she told me of your wife's death. Sorry to hear. So, you have entered a phase of life that no one is really prepared for, but which many others have faced. I hope you find someone who is able to walk with you through the grief and the new path. I'd love to come to the Celebration of Life but I have appointments all afternoon.
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Maria Swanson of Sandy, Oregon April 24, 2018 So sorry to hear of Marsha passing. I knew her through dog training and enjoyed her wonderful smile each time I saw her. She was an inspiration and will truly be missed.
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Cindy Bankston April 26, 2018 Marsha was my dog trainer and I saw her weekly for private lessons for many years. We became friends during that one-on-one time and sometimes talked more than we trained... Every year in Salem, I plan a breast cancer awareness walk and this year, my work on that will be dedicated to Marsha's memory. Her passing will leave a big void in my life, as I know it has for all of you---She will be so greatly and forever missed! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time...
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Maureen Clark of 59902 E Sleepy Hollow Dr, Sandy, OR 97055 April 26, 2018 She was such a talented dog trainer. Marsha will be missed by many!
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Shirley & Dan Kluver of Aumsville April 28, 2018 Heartbroken for your loss! Praying that God’s loving arms will hold and comfort you now and in the days ahead!
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Bill and Karla Estes of Estacada April 28, 2018 Sending our thoughts and prayers for the Sunderland family, may God give you strength and peace during this time.
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