THE PASSING OF MARILYN BAKER

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Marilyn J. Baker Salisbury-Marilyn Jean Baker died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland, at the age of 83. Marilyn Jean Orlebeke was born August 31, 1931

Source: www.legacy.com

Marilyn was my friend. One of the few people I’ve ever known to whom I would give the title “great.” She was smart, funny, patient, and the only person I ever knew who didn’t just say she was a Christian, but really was, body and soul.

Her broad-reaching intelligence made her a wonderful conversationalist. She had a quick grasp of concepts, a powerful sense of outrage over injustice, and a willingness to change her mind when it seemed appropriate. I though she could never grow old.

I loved our breakfasts together where we talked for half a day at a time. These events became increasingly rare as both of us were impeded by ailing bodies. We kept in touch as well as we could. Garry and I visited Marilyn and John in their home when we could and went out to dinner whenever we could arrange it.

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She was deeply compassionate, not just talking about fixing what is wrong with the world, but doing as much as she was able. It was a dark day when she and John left the Valley. I will never have another friend like Marilyn.

In so many ways, she was the me I wished I was. Be at peace Marilyn, my friend. I will never forget you.

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32 replies

  1. She sounds wonderful. How awesome to have had a friend like her in your life. Hugs to you.

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  2. Aw, Marilyn. It’s so hard to lose a long-time friend, even if it’s someone you haven’t seen in awhile. My sympathies.

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  3. Oh Marilyn I am so sorry. She does sound like a wonderful person and a great friend, a great loss.Sending a hug.

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    • She was one of the few people I’ve ever known who “got me” — and it was mutual. We got each other, in all our complexity. She will be very missed. That we had the same name was particularly amusing. We called each other 1 & 2, but usually I was A and she was B. We made each other laugh.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Those special friends who become family are rare.

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  5. A wonderful tribute. I am sorry for your loss.

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  6. A befitting tribute to your dear friend. May God bless her soul. Take care.

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  7. I saw the name “Marilyn” and worried about you for a moment there! Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman who lived a great life.

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  8. I am sorry for your loss; thank you for sharing her light with us.

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  9. I’m very sorry to read about your friend. She sounds like she was a wonderful person.

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  10. Sorry to read of the passing of a dear friend. A wonderful tribute.

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  11. Marilyn, that was a beautiful tribute to an old friend. I’m sure you will miss her greatly.
    Leslie

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    • I’ve been missing her since the day her family moved her and John away to Maryland. I thought I’d grown used to her being gone. But apparently not. I have not had many adult friends in my life. She was a very important person to me and this hit me pretty hard.

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  12. Sending you a big hug Marilyn. It sounds like she was a very special lady.

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  13. Sorry to hear of your friend’s passing. ((hugs)) and much love to you my friend! ❤

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