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Marilyn M. Duque


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Marilyn M. Duque Obituary
August 6, 1930 - October 9, 2017 With the whistle of a train in the distance and the smell of roses from the garden, Marilyn Marksheffel Duque died peacefully in her sleep on October 9, 2017. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Gabriel Carlos Duque Jr. in 1977 and her beloved and courageous son, Mark (Trish) in 2007. Surviving children are Mary Cohen (Jeff), Thomas Duque, and Martha MacEachern (Matt), and grandchildren Brendan Kiggen, Allison and Mathew Cohen, and Emma MacEachern. The Junior League of Los Angeles, the Hemet Hospital Auxiliary, the National Wildlife Museum of Art in Jackson Hole and the Music Academy of the West were all recipients of her skills as a leader and a reflection of her adventurous life. Closest to her heart and soul was her dedication as board member and volunteer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her alma mater, The Colorado College, where she fell in love with Gabe, always remained dear to her. Her devotion to her family in the face of many adversities was a testament to her incredible strength and will. Her friends and family will never forget that wonderful wink which perfectly reflected her joie de vivre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Mail Stop #4, 4650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027. A memorial service for Marilyn will be held at 4:00 PM, October 15, 2017, Casa Dorinda, 300 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2017
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