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1934 Marilyn 2019

Marilyn K. Childers

August 31, 1934 — December 1, 2019

(nee Marilyn Kubisch)

Marilyn K. Childers (née Marilyn Kubisch) died after a brief illness, in Renown Regional Medical Center on December 1, 2019, in Reno, Nevada at the age of 85.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Kenneth M. Randall (Lyn), Quilcene, Washington, Duane M. Randall (Sigrid), Oro Valley, Arizona, and Julie Randall Pablo (Michael), Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by her niece, Shelly J. Case, Nashville, Tennessee; Sisters, Shirley R. Nelson, Nashville, Tennessee and Teddy L. Simon, Reno, Nevada, nine grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and other nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest A. Kubisch and Lucile M. Kubisch, of Dolan Springs, Arizona, and a brother, Ernest Frank “Frankie” Kubisch, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marilyn was born on August 31, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ernest and Lucile Kubisch. After high school, in the early 1950s, the young wife and mother moved to Southern California, where she lived many years. In 1968, she relocated with her three children to Seattle, Washington. After living in Seattle for several years, and her sons were grown, in 1974, she moved with her husband, Leland E. (“Lee”) Childers, an Air Force colonel and physician, and her daughter, to Honolulu, Hawaii. There, she experienced many adventures.  She loved jogging on the beach and snorkeling in the ocean. She attended Honolulu Community College in 1976. Marilyn eventually returned to Southern California. Her final home for many years became Fernley, Nevada. There she made a number of special friends. Her children and grandchildren were never far from her thoughts.

Marilyn was a talented writer. She had a hilarious sense of humor. She had an appreciation for great music, which she passed on to her children. She loved Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, and Peggy Lee. She loved old monster movies, a love she passed on to her daughter. She was fun and adventurous. She loved the beach, and roller coasters. She once had an antique business. She was loyal to her friends. She was proud of her family. She bragged about all of them behind their backs. She loved all of them more than she could say.

Marilyn stood 5’1”, and weighed less than 100 lbs. soaking wet, but she was fearless. She would take on any challenge. She encouraged others to go after their dreams. She was empathetic and enthusiastic. She was a little pistol. She could be serious and private; an enigma to some.

Marilyn chose a simple cremation. Truckee Meadows Cremation & Burial is handling the arrangements. She would want to be remembered and celebrated in the hearts of those she loved.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Marilyn’s memory to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at The family would like to thank her longtime neighbor and friend, Michael “Mike” Utterback, Fernley Nevada, for his consistent help and kindness to her. Additionally, the family would like to thank the volunteers at the Living Faith Christian Church, Fernley, Nevada, for their ministering to her needs over the years.

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