Marilyn A. Fyfe, age 73 of Kearney, Nebraska, died June 1st, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Wood River, Nebraska.
Marilyn was born October 21st, 1938, at Wichita, Kansas, to Virgil and Dorothy (Smithey) Morton.
She was a graduate of Lexington High School. In her younger years, Marilyn often worked at Sportsman's Paradise, which her parent's owned and operated at Johnson Lake for many years. She went on to attend Kearney State College.
Subsequent to her schooling, Marilyn was united in marriage to Wayne Fyfe and the couple's union was blessed with four children. Marilyn sold Tupperware for the majority of the 30 years she lived in Cozad, Nebraska, which was something that she was quite successful at. It wasn't long before Marilyn was one of the top Tupperware saleswomen in the state of Nebraska. Part and parcel with her success in sales, came her eventual nickname, "The Tupperware Lady".
In the late 1980's, Marilyn and Wayne divorced and Marilyn decided to go back to Kearney State College in pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice. She would eventually move from Cozad, residing in and around the Kearney and Grand Island areas, where she faithfully volunteered her time in law enforcement-related duties, which included serving on the Crisis Hotline.
Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed ceramics and playing cards. Her faith was always a mainstay in her life. She enjoyed time spent with family and never failed to let them know how much she loved them. She also loved keeping up on all of her grandchildren's athletic achievements and events. Being from Nebraska her entire life, it was also incumbent upon her to be an avid Husker Athletics supporter.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Harry Little.
Marilyn is survived by her son, Bill (Angie) Fyfe of Gold Canyon, Arizona; three daughters, Michelle (Bill) Pinkelman of Cozad, Tammy Fyfe of Houston, Shawn (Jerry) Junot of Kemah, Texas; two sisters, Carol Little and Linda (Richard) Carlson, all of Grand Island; three grandchildren, Josh of Hastings, Nebraska, Luke of Lincoln, Nebraska and Carlie of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuenralhome.com.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Cozad with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.