Merrilee Kim de Saillan

Merrilee Kim de Saillan, 55, of 805 NW 16th street, Washington, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 9:00 am Monday, January 2, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born June 30, 1961 in New York, New York to Guy and Faith (Thwing) de Saillan.

Kim was passionate about her work as a CNA as she worked at various Washington nursing centers. She cherished her family and loved spending time with them. Kim delighted in her grandchildren who meant the world to her. She loved animals, especially her dogs, and often saved lost and abused animals.

Surviving are her children, Rosemary Ragsdale of Vincennes, Melissa Ragsdale of Washington, and Forrest de Saillan of Washington; two sisters, Heather de Saillan of Chelan, Washington, and Holly de Saillan of Asheville, North Carolina; a brother, Charles de Saillan of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and her grandchildren, Hunter Clark, Makenzie Clark, Carter Gregory, Lillian Gregory, and Kaitlynn Ragsdale.

A celebration of Kim’s life will be held at 5:00 pm Thursday January 12, 2016 at the Free Methodist Church in Washington. Visitation will be from 3-5pm before the service. Online condolences may be made at