Marilyn Joyce Slade
Jan. 9, 1930-Oct. 3, 2023
Our beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt passed away peacefully in her home.
Born in Milwaukee, WI, Marilyn attended the University of Wisconsin, earning a BS in Childhood Development and Education. Here she met and married John Slade. They raised five children, each born in a different state.
She started her career as a librarian, and continued her education, earning a Masters Degree in Library Science at Rutgers University. Her professional career also included information management at AT&T.
After living in nine states and fifteen residences, Marilyn and John retired in Pleasanton. They were married for 63 wonderful years.
She loved writing poetry and short stories, reading books, and traveling extensively in the US and abroad. She was involved in many clubs and activities, including Friends of the Pleasanton Library, AAUW Wordsmith Writing Group, Tri Valley Writers Club, VIP Club at the Pleasanton Senior Center, and the Encore Luncheon Group.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Scott Slade (Sara) of Sunnyvale, Holly Moen (Jim) of Davis, Nancy Kraemer of Pleasanton, Douglas Slade (Debbie) of Stafford, VA, and Carolyn McCarthy (Kevin) of Rumson, NJ. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to the funeral service on Thursday, October 12th, at 4pm at Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton. Private family burial is at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.