Marilyn Hake, 82, of Yuba City, CA, passed away on November 8, 2022. Marilyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Marilyn was born and raised in Ventura, CA, where she met and married her lifelong husband and best friend, L.D. The couple settled in Yuba City shortly after they were married, where they raised their family.
Marilyn loved planning family and neighborhood get-togethers, bbq's and parties. Marilyn's planning skills would rival any professional planner. Marilyn was also instrumental in making the family camping trips and other travels possible. Family was very important to Marilyn and she made sure her family had all of the support they needed in whatever endeavors they pursued. Marilyn was also a master cook and could create a meal from a practically bare cabinet and empty refrigerator.
Marilyn was a stay-at-home mom until her husband had to take a leave of absence from his job at which time Marilyn began her work career. Marilyn went to work for Sutter County Mental Health in 1973. From there, Marilyn went on to serve as Sutter County Deputy Public Guardian. In 1988, Marilyn was sworn in as Colusa County Public Guardian and served Colusa County until 1996, when she when on to open her own business, Horizon Resource and Care Management.
After 17 years managing her own company, Marilyn sold the business and retired to spend more time with her husband, traveling and playing cribbage. Marilyn also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint.
Through the years, Marilyn served the community in various organizations including Holy Angels Mr. and Mrs. Club, Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, and most recently Hands of Hope until the pandemic forced her to resign.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years.
Marilyn is survived by her three children, Ron Hake (Cheryl), Cheri Taylor (Charlie Barrett) and Sandy Connelly (Brian); six grandchildren, Christine Mastrolia (Joe Martinez), Aaron Taylor (Cayce), Ryan Taylor (Derek Pixley), Megan Wetzel (Ryan), Dylan Connelly (Sydney), and Shannon Connelly; and six great-grandchildren, Lily, Emery, Camryn, Lucas, Hudson and Carson.
The family is planning a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard or Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.