PATTEN – Marilyn Sleeper O’lalor, 73, died March 4, 2008, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Portland, a daughter of Derrell and Delia Hoffses Hysom. Marilyn grew up in Portland and attended schools there, spending her summers on Louds Island. Married at 18, she was a homemaker and loved raising her family. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and loved to talk and spend time with her family. She moved to Patten in the late 1990s. She had previously lived in Portland. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends and helpers in the area. She was predeceased by her son, Olin Hysom; grandsons, Ryan Stetson, Ernest Sheffield and Jason Wells; and great-granddaughter, Mahkayla Ingalls. Survivors include her sons, Derrell Hysom and George Sleeper, of Lewiston, Leland Stetson and his wife, Linda, of Wasilla, Ark., Royce Sleeper and his wife, Jen, of Taunton, Mass., Chris Sleeper and his wife, Tracy, of Gard-ner, Mass., and Warren Wells and his wife, Linda, of Scranton, Pa.; five daughters, Holly A. Sheffield of Quincy, Mass., Crystal Eroglu and her husband, Ekram, of Randolph, Mass., Gloria Wells Skirvin of Hartford, Conn., Kathy Skiba of Pullman, Wash., and Mary Farist of Braselton, Ga.; uncle, Ralph Hoffses and his wife, Gertrude, of Waldoboro; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Pentecostal Church, 101 Main St., Patten. Burial will be at Sweetland Cemetery, Waldoboro, in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.