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Marylyn Burens Conley
Marylyn Burens Conley


Marylyn Burens Conley, 73, died Jan. 31, 2019, in Sitka.

She was born Marylyn Augusta Burens on May 5, 1945, in Evanston, Illinois.

She attended Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota.

She married Thomas L. Conley on June 8, 1968, in Chicago.

Mrs. Conley resided in Illinois until 1969, and in the Philippines, where her husband was stationed as a physician with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. She also resided in Ketchikan from 1975 to 1992, in addition to Seattle; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Caldwell, Idaho; Sheridan, Wyoming. She moved to Sitka in 1996.

She was involved with Women In Safe Homes, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, and the Sheldon Jackson Museum.

Mrs. Conley enjoyed travel, visiting the USSR, France, Nepal, Ireland, Scotland, England, Haiti, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Mrs. Conley was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas L. Conley.

She is survived by her daughter, Anya Conley of Sitka; and son, Alexander Conley of Colorado.

A service will be scheduled at a date to be determined.