January 8, 1932 – November 7, 2022
Marilyn Lee Struebing Asher, 90, was called home to our Lord on November 7, 2022, at The Villas at San Bernardino due to Alzheimer’s disease and heart issues. She and her husband, James Asher, lived in the Lake Arrowhead area for 66 years.
Marilyn was born on January 8, 1932, in Santa Monica to Raymond and Mable Struebing, who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Brookings High School in Brookings, Oregon, in 1949 and attended college at Oregon State University where she met and married Jim Asher. After graduation, while Jim was in the Army, they lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and Alhambra, California.
Marilyn was a homemaker and devoted her life as a caregiver to her husband and children, working as Jim’s secretary for the decades of his home-based consulting forestry business.
Her sweetness and smile enlightened any moment she was near us.
She served Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church in the capacity of deacon and elder and sang in the Choir. She helped to found the “Nursery School,” now known as the preschool at the Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church. She was involved with the local garden club and the American Association of University Women.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Lynne Asher-Kiter and Laure Ochart; grandchildren Micah Kiter, Aaron Ochart, Justen Asher, Amandah Provost, David Ochart, Christopher Kiter, Elizabeth Bramlett, Rabekah Ochart and K. Asher Ochart. Great-grandchildren are Elijah Kiter, Aurora Ochart, Scottie Provost and Asher James Ochart.
Marilyn was an only child but looked to her sisters in the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority as her “sisters” during her college years.
A small memorial service was held for Marilyn on November 27, 2022, at The Villas, so that Jim could attend. A graveside service was held at Riverside National Cemetery on November 30, 2022. A memorial for both Marilyn and Jim will be held the first weekend of June 2023, at the Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church.