Marilyn Louise Taylor, born January 20, 1951, in Flint, passed away in the comfort of her home in Oscoda on Saturday April 29, 2023. She was the daughter of the late William and Betty Brandt. Marilyn graduated from Oscoda Schools in 1969. She then continued to Alpena Community College and then Michigan State University where she obtained her Bachelor's of Arts in 1973. She began teaching for Oscoda Area Schools in 1973 and taught there until 2010 when she retired. Teaching was the most important thing to her after her children. One of the things that brought her the most joy was watching young children learn and love to read. Her life was dedicated to helping, serving, and educating children and this continued after her retirement. She was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister, and grandma. She greatly enjoyed gardening with her daughters and grandkids. She exercised by feeding the birds daily and loved getting the grandkids to help. Over everything else she just loved spending time with her 4 daughters and 7 grandkids no matter what we were doing. She is survived by her daughters Bethany (Mike) Dettmer, Amy Taylor, Amelia (Bill) Wheaton, Lauria (Dylan) Lee; grandkids, Aidan Taylor, Mason Taylor, Bailey McCrea, Rylan Taylor, Maiya Dettmer, Micah Dettmer, Isaac Dettmer; former husband, David Taylor; and brothers David Brandt, Michael (Judy) Brandt, Steven (Dana) Brandt, and her cat Bella. The memorial service will be held on May 8th, 2023 at the Oscoda Baptist Church at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, we are accepting donations to set up a scholarship program in her name for future educators.
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