I went to high school (El Cerrito High School, CA) with both Marilyn and Jeannie. During those years, Jeannie was a treasured friend in our musical "pack." (We called ourselves the Lemon Sisters.)
Marilyn, two years older, was a wise mentor. Aways cheerful, never frustrated with those of us who must have seemed quite childish. It's perfectly logical to me that she became a teacher...her heart was so giving, and her actions so strong!
My sympathy to Jeannie and the other members of the extended Hayes family from one who she influenced early in life. Walk in peace...
Every time I hear the Primary song, "I often go walking..", I think of Marilyn. She taught it to the children for Mother's Day one year. She was the epitome of graciousness and kindness and always had a smile for everyone. Her son Richard was the best babysitter we ever had. May Heavenly Father comfort and bless your family. Love, Vivian Gundestrup
I worked with Marilyn at Taft, and remember her as a kind, caring lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very difficult time.
Marilyn has been a perfectly delighful next door neighbor. We miss her desperately. We will always remember her laughter and the sunshine she brought to our lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your mother was a wonderful person who was loved by all who knew her. She was a perfect example of a wonderful mother and grandmother, she showed great compassion in her service to others , she was loving and kind, she was always happy and smiling, and she was a wonderful friend. She touched our lives and we will miss her dearly.
With Love and Friendship,
Marilyn is my cousin and I have many memories of her and Jeannie as little girls roller skating in San Diego, joining our family at the beach when we were young, sleeping in my brothers' room on Christmas Eve and laughing in terror as my father's traps were tripped announcing to him that we were escaping our room to view Christmas before it was time, swimming in their parent's pool, and more recently bumping into her and Jeannie in the airport as they were leaving for a cruise on New England's coastline. Always smiling, laughing and enjoying life. I will miss you Marilyn, but I know you have lived a good life filled with faith and love for the Lord; therefore, all is well. I'll wait to hug you again when I graduate from earth-life :) Love you.