The Duncan Banner

March 5, 2014

Marlis Edith Fyfe

April 14, 1943- March 2, 2014


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Marlis Edith Renate Karin Jutta (Nolte) Fyfe, 70, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Duncan, Okla., where her ashes will be interned.

Marlis was born April 14, 1943, in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Peter H. and Marianne J. (von Brachel) Nolte. She met her husband, Richard Ross Fyfe, in New York City in 1965, when she came to the United States for a year-long visit. They were married at Binghamton, N.Y., on March 19, 1966. She was a member of the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, loved to work in the garden, both at home and at work, and was an avid collector. She loved to spoil her granddaughter, and was deeply devoted to her many friends across the country and the world. She spent much of her life spreading kindness and helping others. She was extremely proud of gaining her U.S. citizenship in 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 22, 2012, as well as by her parents and her twin sister, Monika.

She is survived by son, Peter A. Fyfe and his wife, Shannon of Houston, Texas, and daughter, Kaitlin S. Fyfe of Madison, Wisc.; a granddaughter, Grace E. Fyfe of Houston, Texas; a brother, Manfred Nolte of Neubeuern, Germany, and a sister, Marion Pophusen of Bremen, Germany.

Memorial donations may be made in Marlis’ name to: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 809 West Cedar, Duncan, Okla. 73533. Donations will go to the church’s music fund, at Marlis’ request.

Online condolences maybe made at www.bailespolk.com or www.bailespolkfuneralhome.com.