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Sept. 22, 1947 – April 25, 2024

Marilyn Kay Fullenwider passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on April 25, 2024. Marilyn was born September 22, 1947 to Antonio and Emily Castello in Stockton, CA. Marilyn was the youngest of four children. While attending Tracy High School, Marilyn and her good friend Marianne Griffith were Candy Stripers. Their plans were to go into nursing after graduation. Marilyn graduated from Tracy High School in 1964. After high school she worked as a teller at Bank of America. Following her time at B of A she worked at Motion Industries, later retiring from Motion as Operations Manager in 2010.

After retiring, she loved spending time with her grandsons. “Mimi” was always organizing and cleaning. We would joke and say “Mimi will clean it or organize that project!”. She also loved gardening and in summer she spent many days poolside with her grandsons. Marilyn’s favorite color was purple. The color purple promotes harmony and stability between the physical and spiritual world, between thought and activity. This is a very good description of Marilyn as she had a strong faith and kept harmony with all. Marilyn was a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Dena Fullenwider, brother Anthony Castello, and her parents Antonio and Emily Castello. She is survived by her son John Anthony (Becca), grandchildren Hazen Jack and Setten Luck, her sister Dolores (Gary) Kuhn, brother Melvin (Rhea) Castello, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Marilyn is planned for Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at the Heyday Inn, Wellington, NV at 1 p.m. Since purple was her favorite color, we would love it if it was worn to her celebration! In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to St. Jude’s A Key for a Cure Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, charity of your choice, or by planting a memorial tree of your choice by typing in this link into your browser:

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

May 29, 2024