Passed away from a cerebral stroke, complicated by pneumonia, on April 24, 2013. She is survived by her husband Fred, daughters Carrie and Kristy and son David. She also leaves six Grand Children and seven Great Grand Children.
Marilyn’s father was a US Army Officer involved with the Nuremberg trials after WWII. Upon his retirement from the army Marilyn arrived in Santa Barbara in 1947, after schools in Europe, to complete her senior high school year and graduated from Santa Barbara High, class of ’48. During this period Marilyn was courted by Fred who also was completing his senior high school year after a tour in the army. They were married in 1949 and Marilyn became the consummate mother/housewife. At this time she joined the Sigma Tau Psi sorority and has maintained an active non-stop membership to this date.
In the 1970’s, upon maturation of her children, Marilyn developed a passion for art, golf, gardening and yoga/fitness. She co-founded the photographic group, “f/nine” and became it’s curator for exhibits at various venues in the Santa Barbara- Carpinteria area. Upon the demise of film as a photographic medium Marilyn learned computer skills and changed her photography to digital. At this time she was active in the Channel City Camera Club and exhibited her work in local shows such as Art Walk. She also discovered a passion for print making and was invited into the Santa Barbara Print Makers group to develop her skills in the solar plate process which she combined with photography. Marilyn loved this group and devoted her passion to the success of their endeavors. During this period she also enjoyed playing golf and often played at the Santa Barbara Golf Club and later at the Sandpiper Golf Club. She and Fred, frequently , golfed together and enjoyed traveling to the East Coast or Hawaii for golf. Marilyn also found much pleasure in tending to her garden which featured cymbidiums and epiphyllums.
In the later years Marilyn took to a life style of maintaining her health. Besides dieting, this included at least two 2 mile walks in her daily routine. In addition, she joined the “Silver Sneakers” at the Santa Barbara YMCA and was able to partake three or four times a week in excellent programs of yoga and swimming.
Marilyn’s life touched many and for them there will be a remembrance of Marilyn at the Ziemer residence, 947 Via Campobello, Santa Barbara, Sunday, May 19th, 2-5PM. Please feel free to bring your quips or comments on Marilyn for reading. Memorial donations in Marilyn’s name may be given to Serenity House, 930 Miramonte Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109