Minnich, Marilyn Mai "Mickey" Yeandle,
born April 6, 1931 in Highmore, South Dakota, died December 8, 2012 in Orange, California from a massive stroke.
Marilyn was predeceased by son, Mark Loughner, age 55 on October 10, 2012, a loss too great for her to bear. Youngest of nine children, she is survived by sister, Bette Johnson of Los Angeles, nieces and nephews and their children throughout the country.
At time of death, Marilyn was employed at Lakeview Professional Services in Corona, where she worked for over 26 years. She was a valued employee, devoted to her job and the loyal friendships she shared with her work associates. She was an active member of the Women's Club of Orange, and a grateful friend of Bill W. for 32 years.
Marilyn will be remembered for her optimism, cheerful smile, broad mindedness, and as a defender of the less fortunate in life. She always listened, spoke her mind, and possessed a flexibility and grace that made for lively and open ended conversations. She appreciated the offbeat humor found in Herriman's Krazy Kat, and loved comic strips, a passion she shared with her son Mark.
A celebration of Marilyn's life will be held January 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 5353 Bryan Ave, Irvine CA.
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survivor, donations may be made in Marilyn's name to The
; The Help Group, 13130 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger's; the Downtown Women's Center, 325 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles 90013, or any