Sacramento, CA — Marilyn McGuire, who was born on September 21, 1926, died in Roseville, Calif., on September 29, 2013. Marilyn was the beloved wife of Matthew McGuire, and the loving and adored mother of Michael McGuire (Lita), Patrick McGuire (Kathryn), Dr. Timothy McGuire (Cindy), Marilyn McGuire-Sessions (Hal), Kevin McGuire (Shum), Mary Lockhart (Richard), and Megan McGuire Burgess (Jeremy); loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Shirley and Carol; and one brother, Bruce. Marilyn was preceded in death by her mother, Mary; her father, Allen; three sisters, Judy, Patricia and Helen; and two brothers, Allen and David.
She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1944, and married Matthew in1946. For 20 years, she was a military wife. She served two tours in Germany, and was stationed in several states throughout the country.
After retirement from the military, she resided with her family in the Sacramento, area until her death. She was a life time member of the American Ex-Prisoner of War organization. Marilyn was a voracious reader and crossword buff, a talented poet, a shining example, and a bright light in this world.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lombard & Co. is providing the funeral arrangements. Friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Marilyn's life at Lombard’s, 1550 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday, October 4. Burial will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Salvation Army, 3755 North Freeway Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834.