Marilyn (Schopfer) Brown
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08/26/1939 - 07/21/2019
Marilyn Schopfer Brown died peacefully, after a long illness, in the company of her children and grandchildren in Grand Junction, Colorado on July 21st, 2019. Born August 26th, 1939 in Syracuse New York, her parents were Irving F Schopfer and Marion Schopfer Cabrey. A graduate of North Syracuse High School and SUNY Oneonta, in her professional life she was a teacher of home economics, and worked for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado for over twenty years before becoming a freelance trainer for the city. In 2000, she retired to life in Tempe, Arizona and Grand Junction, Colorado.
In her personal life, Marilyn loved babies and being a mother. She was proud of being the "best grandma ever"-her grandchildren told her so. Blessed with many loyal, caring, and fun-loving friends, she returned those qualities to the world around her in many ways. Marilyn is survived by her siblings Suzanne and Thomas (Carol deceased); her children and their spouses Steven, JoAnn, Christopher and Rachel, Richard and Colin; her grandchildren Christopher, Brennan, Briony, and Braewyn, and by her four feral cats. Marilyn requested no flowers, but asked memorial contributions be made to Campus Ministries at University Lutheran Church of Tempe, Arizona and "She Has A Name" at Heart of Junction Church, Grand Junction, Colorado. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 11a.m., at Heart of Junction Church, 755 N 4th St., Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501.

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Published in The Gazette on Jul. 23, 2019.
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July 26, 2019
I played handbells with Marilyn at First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. My condolences on her passing. She was a special person and will be missed by many.
Janice Ehlers
July 25, 2019
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Marilyn. May our Lord bless and comfort her family and friends during this time of grief. Please accept my humble prayers and sincere condolences.
David Hens
July 24, 2019
Dolores(Dee Hytron Jones)Tanner
Marilyn is my cousin and was a bridesmaid in my wedding.I live in Syracuse area and plan on seeing Marilyn's sister Sue and brother Tom. I know how much Marilyn loved her children and grandchildren. Marilyn was always kind and lots of fun. I've been missing her. I send best wishes and love to her family. Dee Jones Tanner
July 24, 2019
I worked with Marilyn at the City of COS & Utilities - what a nice, nice lady; so comfortable to talk with & genuine.
My thoughts go out to her family.
Roxi Graham
July 23, 2019
Loved Marilyn! She was always supportive and had a fun sense of humor. She was my roommate on our cruise to Mexico and my cohort in designing our church newsletter. I will miss her greatly.
Beth Wootten
July 23, 2019
Marilyn has been such a part of our lives in Tempe, and we've been blessed to know her.
Ruth Wootten
July 23, 2019
Worked with Marilyn and Park and Recreation, back in the day with Nancy Lewis, Betty Stites, and Helen Thomas. All great ladies, just like Marilyn. My condolences to the family - JJ Klikus
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