Marilyn Diane Scott
Jan 11, 1947 - Jun 5, 2019
Marilyn Diane Scott (Rowe) was born January 11, 1947 in Hamilton City, CA. She passed away peacefully June 5, 2019 at her home in Rocklin, CA. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Michael and 2 Sons Matthew (Jennifer) and Mitchell (Courtney). She was MeMah to Jacob, JT, Mackenzie, Madison, Amy, Mark, Marcus and Catelyn. Preceded in death by her parents George and Marion and older sister Audrey. Also survived by 2 older Brothers Jim and Jerry and 2 older Sisters Vivian and Marjorie. She also has many cherished nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was raised in Hamilton City and moved to Sacramento after graduation from Hamilton High School. She met Michael, a US Marine, in 1968 and they were married in 1969. She raised 2 sons and managed a household while working. She worked for the Campbell Soup Company for many years as a Quality Control Inspector and Managed the Company Store. She then went to work for the State of California Employment Development Department and retired from State of California PERS in 2004.
Marilyn loved her family and had many great friendships. When her sons were playing Little League Baseball she was one of the first female Little League Baseball Coaches for Parkway Little League. She was also a soccer coach for the “The Dukes” of the South Florin Soccer Club. When her sons started attending Valley High School, she became active with the Athletics Booster Club was elected Club President and organized many fund-raising activities that supported all high school sports.
Marilyn loved to RV camp in their 5th Wheel trailer and later in their Diesel Pusher Motor Coach. She loved visiting both the National and States Parks. She also loved visiting the California, Oregon, and Washington Coastlines and has visited more than 20 of the US States. She also loved to fish, and her dream came true when she caught a Salmon in Alaska.
Marilyn also loved to Cruise, and her favorite Cruise line was Princess. She was an Elite Member of the Princess Captains Club which meant she cruised a lot! She was able to visit over 20 different countries and had many interesting stories about her visits and loved to put them into Photo Albums and create Smash Books. Through her love of traveling she became a part-time travel agent and planned exciting vacation experiences for family and friends.
Marilyn had many different interests besides traveling she loved to make greeting cards and create picture scrapbooks with her “Scrapping and stamping buddies”. She loved the game of Bunco and had many friends in her Bunco Group. She also loved coloring, sewing, crocheting, sending cards out for special occasions and just getting together with her friends.
Marilyn’s favorite time of the year was the Christmas season. Just after Halloween she started decorating the inside of the house and at one time had seven decorated trees in varying sizes in almost every room of the house. The outside of the house was decorated with over 10,000 mini lights and four big M&M’s lawn art. People drove through the neighborhood and admired the house decorations and their home was once featured on Channel 3.
Marilyn was very proud of her family and enjoyed her grandchildren. She would arrange family vacations to Disneyland (her favorite place), Hawaii, and Florida to attend Disney World and take a family Disney Cruise. She loved watching her Grandchildren play youth sports; many hours were spent at Little League, Soccer, and Youth and High School Football games.
Marilyn will be truly missed by all who know and love her. Her memorial services will be held at 10 AM on July 6th, 2019 at the East Lawn Mortuary 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA. Donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society and the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program where Marilyn was a 25-year contributor.