Her Life


Marilyn was born June 29th 1973 to Josiah Salvini Kaumbulu and Bertha May Kaumbulu in Nairobi, Kenya. As an infant, Marilyn was baptized on July 4th at Saint Austin’s Catholic Church. As Marilyn grew and played with her sisters and brothers and spent favorite times with her cousin Viviana, she learned to love boundlessly. During preschool Marilyn was a precocious and loving child, she later began school at Loreto Convent Msongari where she was educated from first grade until she graduated high school at the end of Form 4. When the family moved to the United States Marilyn continued to study at local community colleges majoring in chemistry. Marilyn was an excellent student and completed two years at Laney College. Marilyn always had a smile, she was fun loving and everyone always found her kind and easy to talk to. She enjoyed playing the piano and would often play Fur Elise over and over again. Although she was not particularly fond of the great outdoors, she attempted to follow her grandmother in planting a rose garden. Marilyn was the mother of two children. She adored Alyssa Joy and Nicholas Salvini. Marilyn passed July 24th 2009. Marilyn was preceded in death by her father Josiah Salvini Kaumbulu. She is survived by her mother Bertha Kaumbulu. Two sisters, Martina Katunge- Kaumbulu Ebesugawa and Mwelu Jacinta Kaumbulu. She leaves three brothers; Jerome Mwathi, John Kyaula and William Kang’ela Kaumbulu. Marilyn has family and many friends around the world who love her dearly and will miss her.