Marlyn J. “Suzie Q” Soberanes

Marlyn Jean “Suzie Q” Soberanes, 80, a waitress and bartender for several Grays Harbor restaurants for many years, died at her home at Aberdeen, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. She was born in Aberdeen, Washington, Feb. 12, 1938, the daughter of Warren and Mable (McKinnon) Cleveland.

She came with her family to the Harbor as a child, attended St. Marys School and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1956 where she received several medals for swimming competition. She worked early on at the chair factory. She later was a waitress and bartender at The Mint, The Spar, 40et8, Owl Tavern, Smoke Shop and Rainier Lanes. She retired in the early 1990s.

Marlyn enjoyed her yard and flower beds and antique shopping. Her favorite colors were pink and purple that she would work into her home décor’.

Marlyn is survived by two daughters: Billie Boardman, Elma and Lisa (Don) Dellinger, Mt. Vernon, Washington; two sons: Paul (Kim) Creswell and Kim P. Day, both of Aberdeen; a brother: Ernest Cleveland, Aberdeen; a sister: Nita Vincent, Colville, Washington; and also five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and a celebration will be held next Summer.

The family suggests memorials may be made to PAWS of Grays Harbor, P.O. Box 451, Aberdeen, WA 98520

A card of condolence with a message or a memory may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.