A human life is a story told by God. ~ Hans Christian Andersen
  • 71 years old
  • Born on November 2, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Passed away on January 9, 2011 in San Diego, California, United States.

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. We love you Marilyn and you will be forever missed. 

Marilyn's memorial service was held on Saturday, January 15, 2011. A reception followed at Jim and Marilyn's home.

Thank you to all the family and dear friends that came to celebrate Marilyn's life and to support Jim and the girls.

For those that couldn't attend or who want to see it again, the video that was shown prior to the service is posted on the "Gallery" tab under "Videos".

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Marilyn's memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (https://secure.info-komen.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=5300&5300.donation=form1&scid=1041)

Posted by Elyse MacKenzie on January 9, 2019
Missing you today as always. Thank you for all you taught me. You are in my heart. Love, Elyse
Posted by Colette Hill on November 2, 2017
I heard this saying and I thought of you “My mother taught me everything except how to live without her” 
Happy Birthday Mom – I love you and miss you always. Love, Colette
Posted by Lisa Walsh on January 10, 2015
I miss you soooooo much! RIP my beautiful step mother. I love you to pieces! Lisa
Posted by Elyse MacKenzie on January 9, 2015
Remembering you today on the day you flew to Heaven.
Posted by Colette Hill on January 9, 2015
Miss you today and everyday.
Posted by Colette Hill on November 2, 2014
Thinking about you on your birthday today. We'd be having one heck of a party today if you were here There would be a lot of laughter and fun and family and friends that care. You always brought so much love and joy to all our lives. Your grandchildren and I are missing you today and every day. Love you so much - Colette
Posted by Elyse MacKenzie on November 2, 2014
We had brunch on the river today in your honor. On an old paddle wheel boat restored so lovely. I think you would have loved it. All the fall colors are on the trees. We miss you!!! Love, Elyse and Bob
Posted by Lisa Walsh on January 10, 2014
Marilyn I miss ypu so much! You were so very kind to me and my family. A better step mom could never be found! RIP........Lisa
Posted by Colette Hill on January 9, 2014
Love You Mom
Posted by Elyse MacKenzie on January 9, 2014
Missing you today and remembering you with all our love. Forever, Elyse, Bob, Sharilyn and Robert
Posted by Lisa Walsh on November 8, 2013
I miss you soooooooooo much. It has been a busy week but I don't ever want you to think I forgot your birthday. I hope there is lots of cake in heaven. Happy Birthday with love. Lisa, Patrick, Brian and Madeleine
Posted by Elyse MacKenzie on May 12, 2013
Happy Mothers Day in Heaven. You are missed and remembered with love.
Posted by Colette Hill on January 9, 2013
Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. You taught me about life and especially how to enjoy it. I miss your advise, your wisdom, and just spending time with you. I’ll always love you and I miss you so much.  
Love, Colette
Posted by Elyse MacKenzie on January 9, 2013
Thinking of you today,. It has been two years and I still miss you so much. I think of you whenever I hear a bird sing or see a little hummingbird. Thank you for helping me grow. Everything beautiful I have or am is because of you. Love, Elyse
Posted by Bob MacKenzie on November 3, 2012
Dear Mom,
I still miss you so much! Thank you for loving me and being such a great Mom. I miss you everyday, especially every November 2nd- your birthday. Love always, Elyse
Posted by Yadira Pelayo on November 2, 2012
I Miss you my beautiful Lady, thanks for all you teach me, you well always live in my heart
Posted by Patricia Ingram on January 19, 2011
When Bill and I saw you at Robert's graduation, you said you wew in pain but you looked lovely as ever. God has you in His arms and there is no more pain. Bless you dear lady. you raised two beautiful daughters who are beatiful inside and out. What a joy your grandchildren brought to you.
Posted by Sandy Randall on January 14, 2011
My sympathy to Jim, the four girls, spouses and grandchildren. (Sheryl lynn was even born on my birthday!). Marilyn and I go back "a few" to Microdata's begining and end-and ever after. We shared mostly good times. Lots of fun and laughs and tales - mostly good ones! She was the tall blond - I the short blond.
With Love and Memories. Sandy Randall
Posted by Brenda Kehler on January 14, 2011
"When you are sorrowful, look into your heart, and you shall see that you are weeping for that which has been your delight". Marylin was loved by so many, and her children and grandchildren think the world of her. May peace and love get Jim and his family through this difficult time.
Posted by Bekie Rzepela-edwasrd on January 14, 2011
Our Angel got her wings
Posted by Roy & Christine Tabora on January 13, 2011
For comfort this verse comes to mind,"Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, what ever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if there is any virtue or and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things." Philippians 4:8.  How wonderful that memories of Marilyn bring to my heart and mind God's word. I pray for the family.
Posted by Judy & Winslow Hurst on January 11, 2011
Jim and Family -
It was our pleasure to meet Jim and visit and renew my cousin relationship with Marilyn a couple of years ago. I have fond memories and love for Marilyn and Maureen from the early days of our lives. What a lovely, gracious, and kind woman she was! Winslow and I will always cherish the afternoon we spent together with you, Jim, and Marilyn. May your memories give you peace.
Posted by Devon Sachs on January 10, 2011
Marilyn was a great mother and grandmother who was loved very much. She will be missed by family and friends. Rest in Peace. I'm glad she is no longer in pain. <3
Posted by Erika Cota on January 9, 2011
Marilyn you will be missed!!It's been so long since I've seen you (Rob Bob's Graduation) however I can still remember how beautiful you are inside and out! I can remember the trips the visits and the love you shared with so many and the love you shared with me!
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14

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