Knapp, Marilyn Beverly, of Corona Del Mar, passed away on January 3, 2013 at the age of 90. She was born to Stanley and Lola Knapp on November 6, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn spent her childhood years in Jamestown, New York. After graduating from High School she visited the 1940 World's Fair in San Francisco and decided to stay in California. She settled in the Los Angeles area and attended college. She was manager of an apartment complex and manager of the Bank of America Building in downtown Los Angeles. Later, Marilyn moved to Orange County and worked for the City of Costa Mesa Police Department as a Secretary and Assistant to the Director of Communications. She was organizer of the annual Costa Mesa Fish Fry Parade for many years. |
In 1980, after retiring from the city, Marilyn moved to Palm Desert, California. She always loved the beautiful desert and its warm weather and lived there for almost 30 years. While there she started and operated her business, "The Postal Box". Marilyn loved her dogs, Pooch, Sneezer, and Shadow. She liked to travel and visited many places in her lifetime including Hawaii, Belize, and Costa Rica. There were always laughs when she talked about the funny things that happened during her travels. Kind and thoughtful, Marilyn was a loving Mother and friend who will be deeply missed. She is survived by her two children, Patricia and Jed. A private ceremony is planned in her honor.
We Love You Mom! Rest in peace.
Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 23, 2013