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Marilou Damaso-Sahari , Age: 66
March 02, 1957 - March 07, 2023

Margarita Luisa Damaso-Sahari known to family and friends as “Marilou” passed away
peacefully on March 7, 2023 at her home in Olympia, Washington. She was born on March 2,
1957 in Manila, Philippines. She immigrated from Nueva Ecija, Philippines to Porterville,
California in 1975. After graduating high school from La Consolacion in Mendiola, Manila, she
completed her LVN in 1978 at Porterville College. She took her undergraduate degree at
California State University, Long Beach in 1982, where she met her husband, Abe who
graduated in Mechanical Engineering.
In 2006, Marilou pursued a Master in Science degree in Nursing at the University of Phoneix,
and in 2012, she graduated at Seattle University with a degree in Advanced Registered Nurse
Practitioner with emphasis in Family Practice.
Marilou worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach California for 10 years in the Diabetes
and Renal Unit before moving to Olympia, WA in 1987. She started at St. Peter Hospital as a
Charge Nurse in the Dialysis Unit, then as a manager at Fresenuis Medical Care. While
pursuing her Nurse Practitioner degree, she worked part-time at St. Joseph Medical Center
Renal Acute. Her first job as an NP was with Renal Care Group in Portland, Oregon. After a
year, she returned to Franciscan Nephrology Group until her retirement in 2021.
Marilou is survived by her husband Abe and their two sons, Michael who was born in Long Beach, CA and Chris in Olympia, WA. Michael is a graduate of WSU, and Chris graduated from UW, her sister Connie (Pepe) Acoba of Porterville, California and half sister Alice Grefiel of the Philippines; nephew Jerome Acoba of Puyallup, Washington and niece Christine (Michael) DeMacabalin of Porterville, California; cousins Benny (Ellen) Dela Cruz of Porterville and Juanita (Teddy) Ilagan of the Philippines and many nieces and nephews. She also left behind her cat named Romeo whom she adored.
She is preceded in death by her parents Alejo Castillo Damaso and Patty Bajar Damaso.

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Woodlawn Funeral Home
Address: 5930 Mullen RD SE
City: Lacey
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98503
Date of Service: March 28, 2023
Time of Service: 10:00am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added

Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Woodlawn Funeral Home
Address: 5930 Mullen RD SE
City: Lacey
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98503
Date of Service: March 28, 2023
Time of Service: 12:00pm
`Additional Information: No Additional Information Added

Additional Service: Graveside Service
Location: Woodlawn Funeral Home
Address: 5930 Mullen RD SE
City: Lacey
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98503
Date of Service: March 28, 2023
Time of Service: 1:00pm


Maricel March 10, 2023

Aunt Licab ,

Sending our heartfelt condolences for Tita Marilou's passing to Tito Abe, their sons, Tita Connie and Family. It was a short vacation you spent wih my family when you went home for a short visit 3yrs ago, but it meant a lot to me...I am forever grateful...This is not goodbye, but see you in the nxt lifetime Tita...We love you

Gail and Farhad Sheikhizadeh March 10, 2023

Friends olympia , Washington

Abe: Our sincere condolences to you and family.

Selena James March 13, 2023

Coworker/friend University Place , Washington

My condolences to the family. I will miss Marilou very much.

Amy Myrtue March 22, 2023

co-worker Olympia , Washington

My condolences to Abe, Christopher, and Mathew. I know you were all very dear to Marilou. It has been awhile since I worked with her but she was so knowledgeable and on top of the cases of her patients. My heart aches.

Kandy Collins March 22, 2023

We worked together Winchester , Idaho

Abe, Christopher and Michael, I am so sorry and shocked. I met Marilou at St Peter hospital in 1990 after she came back from maternity leave. Marilou and I haven't worked together in sometime but we kept up with each other. I absolutely loved and respected her. She was a wonderful person. Again I am so sorry for your loss. Kandy

Marla Fredericks March 23, 2023

Coworker and friend Gig Harbor , Washington

I remember the day you came to the unit at St Pete’s, you were always so kind and an expert nurse. I remember so many great times. We continued to work together when you came to St Joes after me begging for years, so loved having you working with me again and then watching you work so hard while getting your NP. That trip to Miami, we had a blast and I will never ever forget you.

Chika Offor March 23, 2023

Co-worker at Renal Care Group 2001-2004 Sugar Land , Texas

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Abe and The sons! Marilou was a very dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable nurse. I loved her humility and transparency. She thought me so much about Peritoneal dialysis. May The Lord grant you the fortitude to bear this loss and grant Marilou’s soul eternal peace.

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