Mrs. Marilyn Jean Blaney, 83, of Carolina Shores, NC, Oklahoma City, OK and Bethesda, OH passed away May 28, 2014 at her Carolina Shores home with her family by her side.

Marilyn was born in Bethesda on September 7, 1930 to Stephen and Golda Brannen.

She was the sister of Carol Hutchison and Jim Brannen who preceded her in death.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Cita Brannen.

Marilyn married Dexter H. Blaney in 1948 and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage until Dexter’s death in 2010.

Marilyn was foremost a wife, mother and homemaker but also worked as a hospital volunteer, pianist and bookkeeper.

The “Blaney” home on Gail Ave. was filled with Marilyn’s love and kindness and was the focal point for the everlasting friendship between the Blaney’s, DuBois, Garrett, Marie Orrison and many others.

Marilyn loved the many years of her annual trips with Dexter and their special friends the Mogavero’s. During these later years, Marilyn thoroughly enjoyed her bridge games with her friends in Carolina Shores.

Holidays in the home and summer vacations with the family were Marilyn’s specialty and the fun and laughter for those who attended will never be forgotten.

Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and their spouses: son, Stephen Blaney and his son Travis; son, Kevin Blaney, his wife Hilarie; grandchildren, Andrew, his wife Joy and their children Jory and Toby; Laura, Kathryn, Claire and Jordan; daughter, JoAnne McFarland and her son Adam and his wife Bobie and their children Dylan, Ryley and new daughter “Blaney” due to arrive any day. The Blaney children, their spouses, grandchildren and friends were blessed with Dexter and Marilyn’s hospitality and generosity for their lifetime.

As a companion, a mother and friend, Marilyn is a great example of a well lived life. Marilyn was a wonderful woman with the perfect combination of beauty and intelligence. We will miss her.