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Marilyn Genie Merrell (Israel)

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01/05/22 09:26 AM #1    

Reid Douglas

I'm going to really miss Genie at the reunions. She was always entertaining and made everyone have as good a time as she was having. She was a very impressive lady in many ways but I always admired that she was a commercial airline pilot before there were very many females in that industry. RIP, Genie. I'll always remember you and miss you.

01/05/22 04:44 PM #2    

Mary Lou McMillan (Elliott)

Ditto to what Reid said! So sad to read this. Genie was such a character. A lovable character and so much fun! Will never forget when several of us RRHS buddies golfed at a par 3 course. Genie got behind a bit so picked up her golf bag and started running to catch up. Although her bag was upside down and her clubs were spewing all over!! RIP Genie.

01/05/22 07:21 PM #3    

Stephen Myers

Remember finding out at the reunion she was a pilot. RIP

01/05/22 10:04 PM #4    

Jana Wilson (Volkmer)

A dear grade school friend. We painted the Otto's deli windows for Halloween. Actually Genie directed and I followed. Together we ran home from Kensington through the Beaconsfield center strip. All the time thinking we were Robin Hood and his men. Later in high school we terrorized the percussion section of the band. Too many memories to count. They all were great.

01/06/22 11:06 AM #5    

Terry Mone (Mone)

WOW! Quite the life -- airline pilot. RIP. God bless.

01/06/22 11:22 AM #6    

Reid Douglas

Jana, this is the oldest picture I have from Kensington and I'm not sure what grade it is but no later than 3rd or 4th. You and Genie are together in the 2nd row, correct? I'm in the top row with, among others, Gordie Gray and Tom Allen. We too spent many hours in the Beaconsfield center strip playing cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, whatever combative game we could think up. If it weren't for us, you and Genie wouldn't have been safe in the center strip back then. It was a pretty rough place. How times have changed. Back then the cowboys were the guardians, now the Indians are! 

Thanks for bringing back those fond memories of Genie and Kensington. Were you there from 1st grade? Wish I had a picture of that class. I think it's amazing how many of us graduated from RRHS together.


01/06/22 02:16 PM #7    

Barbara Geckler (Walton)

I remember our days at Kensington and Beardens. Those wonderful times will never be forgotten. Genie, WOW, an airline pilot. I was so fortunate to be a friend of yours. Many crazy times we had together. They will never be forgotten. I send you hugs wherever you may be. Barbara Geckler Walton.

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