June 12, 2024

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David & Marilyn Chisholm, Married 62 Years ~ Both Passed Away in March 2024

UPDATE : Anyone interested in watching a live stream of Marilyn and David Chisholm Mass this Friday May 10, Rosary starts at 12:30 & Mass at 1:00.
To Access live stream. Go to Holy Trinity Parish Bremerton website. Go to Funerals Dave and Marilyn Chisholm, click on Live Feed. Link : https://www.holyt.org/funeral

David Earl Chisholm
December 24, 1935 – March 25, 2024

Marilyn Jean DelPorto Chisholm
December 08, 1941 – March 18, 2024

David was born to Arthur Alexander Chisholm and Florence Belle Forbush in Smith Valley, Nevada December 24, 1935 and left us with his family by his side on March 25, 2024 one week to the day after losing his wife of 62 years.

Marilyn Jean DelPorto Chisholm was born to Dan DelPorto and Rose Bachman in Hawthorne, Nevada December 08, 2024 and left us with her family present on March 18, 2024.

David lived a rancher’s life, graduated from Smith Valley High School, went on to join the Army and was stationed in Korea as a Military Police Officer.

Marilyn was born in Hawthorne NV, relocated to Yerington NV, where she graduated from Yerington High School in 1959 and went on to study Nursing where she would become a LPN.

They met in 1962 and wed on January 20, 1963. David worked for the Navy at the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot and Marilyn got a job as a Nurse at a local Clinic. They resided in Babbitt NV, and soon purchased their second home to raise their family in Hawthorne NV.

In 1977, David & Marilyn moved their family to Bremerton, Washington, where David was offered a job at Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard and would go on to retire with 30 years of experience. In 1978 they purchased their forever home in Silverdale WA, where they lived until their passing. Marilyn, a devoted mother and wife went on to work for the city of Winslow before becoming a full-time mother raising their children David Jr, Jackie (Deceased), Michael and Steven (Deceased).

They attended Holy Trinity Church where David would become an usher and a devoted member of the Knight’s of Columbus, as Grand Knight and Marilyn dedicated her time participating in the Woman’s Guild. They both were members of the Sons of Italy where Marilyn was known for her salads, desserts and little birthday surprises with special ‘thinking of you’ cards and phone calls expressing her love. Marilyn enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sharing her experiences she gained over her lifetime. David was an outdoor sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and sports activities as an umpire in his younger years. After moving to Washington, they devoted their time to helping organizations, participating in Steak Fry’s, Roadside rest stops serving food and drinks gathering donations for these organizations selflessly.

They both enjoyed the simple things in life. Especially the peace that the sunrises and sunsets gave them through their bay window, sitting in their recliners enjoying the color palette of Pacific Northwest during wintertime, wood burning in the fireplace, and Mom’s voice saying the girls got their Sunday dresses on describing the snow-covered mountains, she’d laugh and smile in amazement and Dad would smile at her. Their extraordinary life and love concludes there after, when Dad followed Mom a week later. Their love is forever ingrained in those who knew them and captured in every Sunrise and Sunset we see. Love is everlasting.

David was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Florence Chisholm; brothers Harold and Dwayne Chisholm; sister Edith Chisholm. Survived by his brother Arthur Chisholm; sons David and Michael Chisholm along with many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Rose DelPorto; brother Daniel DelPorto; sister Ellen Waggoner; daughter Jackie Chisholm;  son Steven Chisholm and granddaughter Alexandria Fernandez Chisholm. Survived by sons David and Michael Chisholm; her brother Frank DelPorto; brother Tom and wife Sarah Delporto; brother John and wife Christine DelPorto along with numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Friday May 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM.

There will also be a video link posted at a later date for anyone interested in participating. All are welcome.