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Marilyn Francis Dietrick

July 10, 1936 August 6, 2018
Marilyn Francis Dietrick
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Marilyn Frances Dietrick passed away at home on Aug 6th. Born Marilyn Hawkins in Long Beach CA, she grew up in San Diego. Flag twirler, red cross certified life guard, synchronized swimmer, beauty queen, Marilyn had a love of lakes, rivers, and especially the ocean her entire life.
She met her future husband while at Jr college, and married Bruce Dietrick in the charming, but sweltering, Little Chapel of the Roses on the 1st of Sept. The unlit candles were melting, Bruce was a bit of a wreck, and Marilyn was the quintessential beautiful bride! They left on a quickie honeymoon up the California coast, that ended up in her inlaws garage..because Bruce did not make reservations on labor day weekend. He loved to be spontaneous, and Marilyn loved a plan, and they made that work for 55 years.
They worked as a team in many ventures, including managing a ski lodge on mammoth mountain, a gas station/ beer bar in clearlake, raising children and many quirky and wonderful pets. Marilyn especially loved helping children with learning disabilities to read, and was a teachers aid in a 2 room elementary school in Mt Charleston, at a boys reformatory way up (over 8500 ft) in the southern Nevada mountains, and later in Clearlake.
Marilyn loved to snow ski, water ski, ride horses, swim, read, and paint. She loved her kids, grandkids, great grandkids. She loved animals, her husband, her many wonderful friends. Every outing with Bruce was an adventure, camping in an old station wagon, a sunday drive, sailing on a tall ship, trips up the coast in their RV. Marilyn was vibrant, smart, funny, occasionally irreverent, she loved to laugh and was a joy to be around.
Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Bruce and son Scott. She leaves behind her daughter Denise, grandson Michael/Nikki Dietrick, granddaughter Jennifer Dietrick, great grandchildren Scottie Mae, Conor, Riley Ann, and new baby Stephen, who she didnt get to meet. Her brother Warren/Deb Hawkins, sister in law Shirley Dietrick, nieces and nephews, and beloved friends and caregivers.
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