Marilyn Duguid

Marilyn Duguid, of Oxford, passed away on Jan. 29, 2019. She was 84.

She was born to Harlan and Mildred Kaser on Feb. 6, 1934 in Detroit.

Marilyn was the beloved mother of Cynthia Duguid, Linda (James) Fitzpatrick and the late Paul Duguid.  Grandmother to Brent Williams, Leah (James) Earhart, Jason (Marilyn) Fitzpatrick, Christopher Fitzpatrick and Rachel (Kenneth) Grygier. She was great-grandmother to Ryan, Kyra and Aaron Williams; Colton, Hailey and Evelyn Earhart; Jacquelyn Fitzpatrick; Nicole and Andrew Grygier.

Marilyn worked for Utica Community Schools as the administrative secretary to the athletics director from 196-75.

She changed course in her career, graduating from Montcalm Community College with her LPN degree and working at Sheridan Hospital in Sheridan from 1978-86.

Marilyn then returned to Oakland County, working at the POH campus in Oxford from 1987 until her retirement in 2007.

She was an avid gardener, gourmet cook, loved reading and was a master at crossword puzzles. She was past president and active member of the Rotary Club of Oxford. She had a deep love of all things music, singing and playing the piano her entire life. She was a member of the Oakland Choral Society for close to 50 years.

Marilyn enjoyed excellent adventures to the theater and symphony over many decades. Her passion was introducing people to the theater and music, taking friends and family to each event she attended.

She also loved to travel, visiting friends around the country. Her favorite trips were to Europe and Ireland.

Family and friends meant the world to her as she enjoyed life to the fullest each day.

Visitation will be at Modetz Funeral Home in Orion Township on Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, it’s suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Oakland Choral Society, Rotary Club of Oxford and the Oxford Public Library.

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