She was a Navy W.A.V.E. during WWII, one of the first to become a W.A.V.E. She was stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station.
Marilyn became a “Rosie the Riveter” after the war, and spent 33 years as a Journeyman Aircraft Engine Mechanic at the Rework Facility aboard the Navy base.
During WWII, Marilyn sold over a million dollars worth of War Bonds to aircraft and shipyard workers.
After her retirement, she worked hard to co-found Alameda Naval Air Museum which is dedicated to the history of the Naval Air Station Alameda, Navy and U.S.M.C.
A memorial service was held on Saturday November 3rd at the Alameda Naval Air Museum.