Obituary: Marilyn Florence Brown Stover – Portland Press Herald – Press Herald

27August 2020

Marilyn Florence Brown Stover BATH– Marilyn Brown Stover passed away on August 21, 2020 after living with Parkinson’s disease for several years. She had the chance to see all of her kids together prior to she passed as well as being attended to by the dedicated staff at Hill Home.

Marilyn was born Oct. 19, 1936, in Syracuse, N.Y., the earliest child of Irene Ella Manning and Charles Lighthall Brown. She lived in upstate New York with her mother, more youthful sibling, Francis, and her precious granny, Florence Chapman Manning.

After her biological parents separated, Irene married Robert “Bob” S. Marty, who became Daddy to Marilyn. As a navy mechanic, Bob’s work took the family (which now included another daughter, Donna) up and down the East Coast. As a child, Marilyn resided in New York, Virginia, Florida, Panama and Maine. As soon as Bob was transferred to the Brunswick Naval Air Station, the family transferred to Bath, which Marilyn called home for the rest of her life.

In Bath, Marilyn met her future husband, Elford A. “Brud” Stover Jr. She graduated from Morse High School in 1954. She worked as a telephone operator for a year, saving money to attend Lasell Junior College from which she made a partner’s degree in 1957. She lived in Boston and operated at Washington National Insurance Provider.

On Dec. 27, 1958 she and Brud were married prior to he satisfied his commitment to the ROTC. In the next few years Brud and Marilyn resided in New Jersey and Illinois where their oldest three children (Lee, Susan, Timothy) were born. They returned to Bath in 1963 where their youngest two children (Michael, Marianne) were born. In Maine they reconnected with youth, high school and college buddies with whom they would remain close for several years to come.

Marilyn worked as a switchboard operator at the Bath Medical facility and as a typist for Bowdoin students when her kids were young. She also worked as a secretary for the Bath-Brunswick Mental Health Center. She worked as a travel representative at Wight’s Travel Agency in Bath which afforded her the chance to travel globally.

Marilyn was an accomplished gardener and no matter where she lived she handled to grow lovely veggies and flowers. The gardens at the house she and Brud integrated in West Bath were abundant and the perennials she planted in 1988 continue to thrive today. Her cooking and baking were renowned. Marilyn restored her love of piano after retirement and took lessons in some cases practicing for over three hours a day. She and Brud were supporters for much better treatment for the psychologically ill and they began and ran a NAMI household support system in the Bath area for a number of years.

Marilyn is predeceased by her hubby, Brud; and her brother, Frances Brown.

She survived by her sis, Donna Grady, (Jacksonville, Fla.); her children, Lee, (Portland), Susan, (Yarmouth), Timothy and spouse Kathleen, (Rockville, Md.), Michael and better half, Lois (Woolwich) and Marianne (Virginia Beach, Va.); as well as her grandchildren, Jack, Nate, Will, Meghan, and Andy. A half-brother and three half-sisters endure her; as well as numerous cherished cousins and extended household, and a host of buddies whom she has known since teenage years and youth.

A service for Marilyn will be kept in the fall.

To share your thoughts and condolence with the household, please see http://www.desmondfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in her memory to the nonprofit which provides housing for the psychologically ill, Shalom Home, online at

http://www.shalomhouse

inc.org/donate/

or by means of mail at

Shalom Home

106 Gilman Street

Portland, ME 04102

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