Marilyn E. Blacker of Lakewood, at age 68 passed away December 2, 2011 at Collier Hospice after battling cancer.
She was born January 14, 1943 in Denver, CO to Lester and Edith (Burnett) Morris. She graduated from Brighton High School, attended Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS. transferring to the University of Colorado Boulder graduating with a BA in Education. Marilyn earned a Masters Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University.
Marilyn married Dennis Blacker on April 1 1962 in Salina, KS. They shared 40 years of life and love until Dennis’ sudden death in 2002.
She spent many years influencing the lives of children as an elementary school teacher in Denver and Conifer. She was most recently the Library Director for the Idaho Springs Public library.
Marilyn was a member of the Colorado Library Association and Rockland Community Church. She was active in her church as a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed music and was an accomplished flautist and piccoloist. She had a passion for travel, taking many trips, first with Dennis and then after his passing with sister Jan. Marilyn was always looking to explore at every travel opportunity.
She volunteered many hours over 16 years with the Westernaires; a horse mounted precision drill team, where her daughters, Denise and Wendy Sue were members. She loved children, family and friends. Marilyn was so very proud of her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Dennis she is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her daughters Denise Schupp and Wendy Sue Davis, six grandchildren Jaden and Aaron Schupp and Taylor, Mac, Sydney and Codi Davis, her mother Edith Morris and sister Jan Davies.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Vernon Country Club Road, Golden. Directions: I-70 West to Exit 254. Go North on Mount Vernon Country Club Road. Private interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Make A Wish can be mailed in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.