Obituary of Marilyn D Perkins
It is never easy to say goodbye, but it is important. It is hard to put into words how much Marilyn will be missed and what a positive impact she had on each of us.
Marilyn was born in Vinita, OK on June 19th, 1955. Growing up she spent her time playing softball, acting in school plays, fighting with her brothers, and taking up for them too. She loved school, was Parliamentarian and President of her local DECCA chapter in Vo-Tech school, while attending Kiefer schools in Kiefer, OK.
She was also known as “Possum Parrish” because she brought an opossum to school for show and tell once.
Growing up Marilyn had a close relationship with her brothers, Dana Ware, Lynn Peebles, Rebecca Fulks, Mitzi Rawdon, Rose Barada, and many others, Marilyn was a very popular in school.
Marilyn had many jobs, but I think she was most proud of her job Cherokee Indian Business Development Center.
Marilyn is survived by, her husband Doc, her son Jacob, our dog Rowdy, her brother Doug, Doug’s sons, Chris, Ethan, Joey, and Doug’s daughters Hope and Grace. Also, Marilyn’s brother Charles’s daughters Tina and Sarahbeth, and son Josh.
She was preceded in death by her parents Chuck and Lue Ella Parrish and her brother Charles Parris and many other loved ones.
As I am, I know each of you are saddened by Marilyn’s early passing. Today as we grieve together, I want to highlight what made her so special. She was so outspoken, she had to be the center of attention, and she never met a stranger. She would walk in or out of stores or anywhere really and go out of her way to say something nice to someone, just in hopes that she might make their day. She would go into her Dr.’s appointments, and she had a lot, and cut up and make them all laugh to where they enjoyed seeing her and looked forward to her next visit. She was the life of every party she went to and would remind you that she was. She was a take charge type of person. She once went to my co-workers’ wedding in their parent’s home, saw something that needed to be done, and just took over, and if you were in her way, she would let you know. She was the most amazing woman I ever met in my life. I am sure each of you could add lots more, as I know you experienced Marilyn’s love in your own unique way.
As you know, Marilyn loved others deeply and enjoyed each moment she got spend with you. She loved her family, loved my family, she loved her friends, her Facebook friends, and her poker buddies. She loved playing poker online on Facebook. Most of all, she loved fishing and just being outdoors.
Marilyn was special, Marilyn mattered, not only to me but I am sure to all of you. Marilyn was here and made a powerful impact on many of our lives. I admire that she lived and loved the way she wanted to. I especially admired that she was so outspoken and said what she was thinking.
Marilyn, I love you to my wings hurt and now you get to stretch and fly with yours.
We will miss Marilyn so much. I will close with a quote from the book “The Notebook” that read to her in her last moments.
“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you, rock you, and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry, I cry, and when you hurt, I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods of tears and despair and make it through the potholed streets of life.”
Thank you all for honoring Marilyn’s life with your love and devotion to her. May we all continue to love deeply and may each gift of love from Marilyn remain a part of us all.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marilyn Perkins, please visit Tribute Store