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Marilyn Milner

GREAT FALLS – Marilyn Ida (McLean) Milner, 82, of Great Falls, a retired accounts payable clerk, died of natural causes on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at a local care facility.

A private memorial service will be held. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Marilyn Ida McLean was born on Nov. 10, 1929, in Duluth, Minn., to George and Ida (Moore) McLean. She moved to California at the age of 20 to attend Biola University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Bible Theology. There she met and married Richard “Dick” James Wilson in 1962. She was later divorced. She met and married Robert Dale Milner in 1975 and was later divorced.

She started as a stewardess and later received a job for the Anaconda American Brass Company, a division of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, where she worked as an accounts payable clerk. After she retired, she moved to Alberton to be with her family. She lived there for 12 years before moving to Great Falls in 2008.

She enjoyed ice skating in her younger days and was presented with a skating award from the city of Duluth. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother, enjoying hiking, animals and skiing. She loved baking cookies with her grandchildren. Christmas was her favorite holiday because it was a time to celebrate her savior’s birthday.

Survivors include sons Richard (Vina) James Wilson of Long Beach, Calif., Bob (Natalia) Wilson of Great Falls; a sister Jean (Phil) Brady of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and seven grandchildren, Josh, Dave, Rachel, Alison, Daniel, Sam and Hannah Wilson.

Marilyn was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.

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