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Marilois ‘ML’ Werlhof, 86

| May 13, 2020 1:00 AM

Marilois ‘ML’ Werlhof, 86, of Coeur d’Alene, passed away May 8, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Fred and Loismae Benson on May 28, 1933, in Bend, Ore

ML was a telephone operator with AT&T in Redding and Santa Rosa, Calif. She retired from the Portland, Ore. office, and enjoyed living in Vancouver, Wash., until relocating to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 2018 because of illness and to be near her dearly loved daughter, Lori Addy.

She leaves us for now with endearing memories of her funny sense of humor and charm, a love of Bible study, a devotion to her church and Christ, an endless passion for beautiful puzzles and nature’s wonders, and heartfelt love of friends and family.

She is survived by three of her four children, Christopher (and Deb) Werlhof of Florida, Lorilee (and Mark) Addy of Coeur d’Alene, and Matthew Werlhof of California; as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Family Worship Center, 697 W. Dakota Ave., Hayden, ID 83835. Friends and family may gather one hour prior to the services at the church.

Marilois will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Calif., next to her late husband, Norman Sterling Werlhof; and late son, Timothy Shawn Werlhof.

Arrangements are provided by Yates Funeral Homes. Online registry and condolences may be found at