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MARILYN S. HUMPHREY A resident of Yucca Valley, went home with the angels on November 9, 2012. Marilyn was born on January 13, 1934, and lived in San Bernardino County for most of her life. She was known as "The Flag Lady" and "The Queen of Red, White and Blue" because of the hundreds of patriotic presentations she did throughout Southern CA. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Rev. David Humphrey; her daughter, Sherrie L. Baumann of Yucca Valley; granddaughters, Jennifer Bowes of La Crescenta and Rebecca Mitchell of Long Beach and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons and two previous husbands. Marilyn was an inspiration to people of all ages, because she overcame great hardships and many personal tragedies in her life including her early years in an orphanage. While working full time and raising her family, she earned her college degree from Cal State University, San Bernardino. She later received a teaching credential and a Master's in education. She was an active member of over a dozen community organizations. As a regular blood donor she gave over 30 gallons during the past 40 years. Marilyn served as a church organist, a Stephen's minister and a hospice volunteer. She joined Toastmasters and immediately won a contest with a speech on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Soon she was asked to speak to other groups throughout the Inland Empire and developed eight presentations on patriotic subjects. Marilyn performed all over Southern California for 20 years, giving as many as 25 presentations a month. A "celebration of life" service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Yucca Valley, 57273 Onaga Trail, at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, November 24, 2012.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 22, 2012
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