Marlyn E. Washburn, 66, of Omaha, NE, entered into rest on May 26, 2017 in Bellevue, Nebraska.
A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Riverview Community Church in Ashland, Nebraska. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Marcy Chapel in Ashland, Nebraska.
Everyone was asked to wear their “Team Marlyn” shirts to both occasions.
Marlyn was born December 7, 1950 in Valley City, North Dakota to Ruel and Ferne (Gleason).
In 1952, the family moved to Mead, Nebraska, where he attended elementary and high school.
He graduated from Wayne State College in 1973 with a BAE in Mathematics. He taught for the next 17 years in Bushnell, O’Neill, and Seward, Nebraska.
He earned his MEd from The University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1989 and began his administrative career the following year in Osmond, Nebraska.
He was also the Secondary Principal at Neligh, Nebraska before moving to the same positions in Exira and Lawton, Iowa. He finished his career as a teacher and Secondary Principal at Red Cloud, Nebraska.
He retired in 2014, as did his wife, Patricia. They moved to Omaha.
He was an avid golfer and played nearly every day until he was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. He also enjoyed trout fishing in the Verdigre Creek near Royal, Nebraska.
He and Pat traveled the country after they retired. They loved hitting the road in her red Mustang. Together they visited all but two of the lower 48 states — most of them after retiring.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, Dennis (Donna) of Lincoln; daughters Barbara (Darin) Lovercheck of Humphrey; and Jill (Steve) Peterson of Omaha; sons Christopher (Jenny) of Plymouth, Charles (Suzanne) of Omaha, and Steven (Grace) of Bruce Crossing Michigan; and his step-daughter, Tonja (Aaron) Taylor of Plattsmouth.
He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and his special friends in the “B” Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sharon Kay; and an infant daughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.