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In loving memory of
Marylyn Lyon
  • April 17, 1939
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  • April 26, 2023

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Marylyn Mae Lyon was born Marylyn Mae Milster in Owosso, Michigan on April 17,1939. She passed away at home in Rotonda West, Florida on April 26, 2023. She was married in 1959 and had three children : Jeffrey Lyon of Portland, Mi., Cynthia Barrow of Evergreen, Co., and Karen Barnett of Rotonda West, Florida. She also had three grand children, Zachariah Lyon, Colin Barrow and Alexandra Mason as well as three great grandchildren Ellah, Konnar and Ezmae Lyon . She went back to college at age 40 and graduated from Michigan State University in 1987. She began her teaching career at Imlay City schools in Michigan. She obtained her Master’s degree from Oakland University in 1989. She taught elementary special education for twenty years and loved her job. She had a love for the theatre and attended numerous plays in Detroit with her teacher friends. She also had a passion for gardening and had a beautiful yard with several gardens in her home in Lapeer. She retired from Imlay City schools in 2007 and built a house in Englewood, Florida where she would be near Karen and Cindy and their families. She cared for her mother in her home until she passed in 2010. Marylyn continued to substitute teach part-time in Sarasota County until 2020 when Covid came along. She was fortunate to travel with her children to England and Scotland as well as the Western US and Caribbean cruises. Her real passion was her dogs. She owned several Borzois as well as Golden Retrievers. She was a very devout Christian and was secure in her faith. Marylyn was a dedicated teacher, loving mother and devoted grandmother and will be dearly missed.

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  1. Lexie Mason posted an image:
    01 May 2023
    My grandmother and I after my last marching band performance of high school
    My grandmother and I after my last marching band performance of high school

  2. Lexie Mason says:
    01 May 2023
    She was kind and gentle to everyone and loved those close to her unconditionally. She was the best grandma a girl could ever ask for. She taught me so much and passed many of her passions onto me. We miss you and love you.

  3. Judi Dennis says:
    30 Apr 2023
    Marilyn was such a kind and generous person. She was known to me to take in rescue borzoi and give them the warm loving homes. Those dogs loved and appreciated her. I am sure they met her at the rainbow bridge

  4. William Bronner says:
    30 Apr 2023
    Marylyn and I began in Englewood, Fl the same year and were neighbors on adjoining streets. We met via my German owners who I purchased from in Dec 2007 and who played weekly Pinnacle with Marylyn and other neighbors. Our friendship evolved by Marylyn’s regular evening block walk with her three dogs and stopping to chat with me as well as my regular neighborhood road bike rides and stopping to chat with her. We were both originally from Michigan. She from Owosso and me from Detroit. This continued for the next 13 years and developed into a tremendous, sincere, and trustworthy friendship in which we communicated our happenings to the fullest. In the last 2 years, our communication diminished to a degree but we always could messaged at times as a result of Marylyn’ relocation. I will miss Marylyn very much and knowing her faith, she is in loving hands now.

  5. Judith Crume says:
    30 Apr 2023
    Marylyn was my good friend for 50 years. We shared our joys and sorrows, laughter and tears, and our faith. She did love her dogs, AND her birds and fish! Marylyn was a lover of all things nature, all of God's magnificent creation. After her move to Florida, we were able to visit in person again and made many more memories. My condolences to Jeff, Cindy and Karen and their families that she loved so much. She will be missed!! With deepest sympathy, Judie Crume

  6. McConnell Family lit a candle:
    30 Apr 2023
    Lit since April 30, 2023 at 4:36:04 AM

  7. Jeff Lyon says:
    30 Apr 2023
    You were the best mother anyone could ever ask for. You will be loved and missed forever. Your loving son Jeff

  8. Patty Schabel says:
    29 Apr 2023
    I had the pleasure of working with Marylyn for 6 summers teaching in the Migrant Summer Program. I was brand new out of college and she took me under her wing. We made a great team. Your mom always treated me so kindly. We shared many laughs and stories during our summers together. I'm so glad we've kept in touch through Facebook over the years. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. I will remember Marylyn fondly. Many prayers to her family during this difficult time. May God rest her soul and let the perpetual light shine upon her. Love, Patty Schabel

  9. Sue Schnell says:
    29 Apr 2023
    I first met Marylyn on W. King St. In Owosso when our children were little. Enjoyed her friendship while the family lived there. Good fun times with Marylyn and her children. We had recently re connected on Facebook. My best to her family.
    Sue Sunday Schnell

  10. Karen Mason says:
    29 Apr 2023
    It hardly seems real that you’re gone mom! You will be missed dearly! Give all the family and pups up there are love with lots of hugs and kisses too! ❤️

  11. Karen Mason posted an image:
    29 Apr 2023
    She loved her dogs!!
    She loved her dogs!!

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