Marilee Henderson Perry Cole, of Oakdale, passed away June 4, 2019, at the age of 85. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Harveyville, Kansas, to Maurice and Etta Henderson.

In 1936, the family moved to Sonora. Marilee graduated from Sonora High as valedictorian of her class. Soon after she graduated from business college and went to work at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

She married Jack Perry and moved to Oakdale. Marilee took great pride in her career as a secretary. Working at the Oakdale Chamber, VanPelt Fire, and later years at the Hershey Chocolate Factory.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Cole; son Brandon Perry; grandchildren John Perry and Brandy Asbury; four great-grandchildren; sister Shirley Davis, and her husband, Skip; nephew Scott Davis; niece Sandy Davis; numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant Shawn Perry.

Private graveside services were held June 8, 2019, at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora, as per her wishes.

Please send remembrances to Alexander Cohen Hospice House of Hughson, California.

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