Marilyn Brown Williams

Sept. 2, 1929 - Dec. 5, 2011

Marilyn Brown Williams of Waukesha died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 82. She was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 2, 1929, the daughter of George D. and Ethel (nee Denton) Brown.

Marilyn lived in Milwaukee during her early years and graduated from Riverside High School In 1948. She worked at Tews Lime and Cement and Hixons before her marriage to Lloyd D. Williams in 1950; he preceded her in death Dec. 6, 2010. Together they made their home in Waukesha. Marilyn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976 with a degree in elementary education. She taught at the Montessori School in Waukesha and founded the Montessori Methods School in 1979 with her daughter, Jenny Fintel. Marilyn continued to work there until her illness. Marilyn was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Waukesha. Marilyn was a founder of the Footnotes Dance Club and was a member of Letís Dance. She was an avid golfer.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Scott (Monika) Williams, Jenny (Terry) Fintel and Connie (Robert Gehrt) Williams; her grandchildren, Robert H. (Kristiana Zeroth) Williams, Shawn Williams, CJ (Lori) Palmer, Christopher and Collin Fintel, Marco Moragon, Anders and Aaron Gehrt; and great-granddaughter, Jenna Palmer. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Ethel A. Silvert, George D. Brown Jr., LaDonna Thomas, Charles Brown and Douglas A. Brown.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Dec. 10, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A private burial will be held at North Prairie Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 107, Wauwatosa, WI 53222; or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 203, Brookfield, WI 53005.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.