Loving Live, A Tribute
Unfortunately, due to complications following a stroke, our loving mother, Marilyn Brayman, slipped quietly and peacefully into heaven on March 20, 2021.
She was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Hazel and Walter Wuethrick. The family moved to Bremerton, Washington in 1945 because jobs were plentiful at the shipyards. Marilyn loved school and soon learned that being helpful to others was her forte. She was an active member of the local USO where she met our father, Robert Brayman, whom she married in 1950.
Moving up and down the west coast as a Navy family and having four daughters kept her busy at home during the sea duty years. But the family finally settled in San Diego in 1963 and Marilyn began volunteering to help at the local school as well as the city of Imperial Beach. She became a single parent to us in the 60s and took up the challenge with four teenage girls still in school. She worked many jobs, but we always knew that we were first in her life.
She was hired at the Naval Amphibious Base and blossomed. She began at the Officer’s Club as a bartender and quickly moved into management of the food service side. As manager, she began event planning for dignitaries and soon came to be itinerary planner for visiting captains, admirals and other high-ranking officers and their families.
After retirement, Marilyn finally had time and her garden flourished under her tender care. She could often be found in her yard with friends and family swimming in her pool and enjoying her backyard. She also traveled with her grown daughters, visiting New York, Niagara Falls, New Orleans, Hawaii and Alaska to name a few. Marilyn also volunteered for Sharp Health Care in various areas. Her winning smile and giving soul blossomed while working at the gift shop at Sharp, Chula Vista, where she arranged flowers and helped many choose the proper gifts for patients. She eventually moved over to Birch-Patrick Convalescence Center and loved pushing wheel-chairs for the residents, planning special events for the various holidays throughout the year, and taking patients shopping. During her tenure, she received many awards including Volunteer of the Year and her 20-year pin which she wore with pride.
Marilyn loved having visitors, telling stories, being around her family, watching figure skating, eating raspberries and sweets, and sweeping. She always remembered birthdays and special events and loved sending cards and getting mail. She read the paper cover to cover every single day. In her last year, her mood was always brightened by a visit from her great grandsons who often brought milkshakes. She was loved and loved the people in her life dearly.
After her stroke she was lovingly cared for at Whispering Palms in La Mesa where she peacefully passed into her Savior’s loving arms. We will be forever grateful for their gentle and passionate care.
Marilyn is survived by her four daughters, Roxanne (Bill) Gustafson, Rochelle (John, dec.) Bomar, Rosanne (Mike) Horn, and Robin (Paul) Burnett; her 10 grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Gustafson, Bill, Frank, John, and Robert Bomar, John and Joshua Horn, and Taylor and Toni Burnett; as well as 15 great-grandchildren; sisters Mae McConnell of Bremerton, Washington and Marion Scariano of Portland, Oregon; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Margaret Hunt.
She will be missed daily and loved always.
Submitted with love and respect for the remarkable woman who was our mother and grandmother, Roxie, Chell, Rosie, Robin, and Toni Burnett.