Marilyn Pearl Brown was born on April 30, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Roy Dan "Jack" and Vinita Bell (Bartley) Comer. Marilyn was initially raised with her family in the Old Keystone area and then moved with her family at an early age to Farmington, New Mexico where she began her education. The Comer family then returned to the Keystone area where Marilyn starting attending Cleveland schools. She then completed her education in Cleveland Public Schools; attending junior high and Cleveland High School. She graduated with the class of 1968.
Shortly after graduation, Marilyn was married to Larry D. Brown at the Keystone Baptist Church on November 2, 1968. The couple resided in Cleveland for a short time before moving to Hominy where they have continued to make their home for forty-eight years. The couple raised three children, Johnnie, Gary and Marsha. Marilyn accepted her first job at Burkhart's Print Shop in Tulsa. She later was able to accept a position closer to home as she began working as a secretary for Wilcoxson's Oil Company. She then began working as a cook at Ervin's Convenience Store in Hominy, mainly as a fry cook preparing chicken. Marilyn then established her own catering business where she provided meals to the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and various other organizations in the Hominy area. Marilyn developed a passion for sewing when she was young so her next business endeavor was Marilyn's Stitchery where she made wedding, prom and other fashionable dresses. She also did clothes alterations although that was a part of the business she didn't particularly enjoy. She later accepted a job as a clerk at the OTASCO store for Gene Williams. Marilyn then attended Tri County Technical School in Bartlesville where she increased her education in computer skills and business administration. After completion of her education, she accepted employment as an administrative assistant for Williams Employee Credit Union in Tulsa and then ultimately found a job as an administrative assistant for the Osage County Clerk’s office where she worked for nearly nine years, retiring in 2015.
Marilyn enjoyed sewing and crafting her entire life. She enjoyed making bracelets and necklaces and gave away many of them and sold some also. She also enjoyed cooking, especially chicken and dumplings and chili. She learned her love for cooking from both her parents. Her favorite activity however was watching her grandchildren participate in sporting events, rodeo and dance. She would provide transportation for them to any and every activity. She also enjoyed driving either from the front seat or the back seat. Marilyn was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hominy at the time of her death. She was described by her family as a strong and loving wife, mother and grandmother that was extremely creative and could be a tad bit hard headed. Marilyn also enjoyed watching both the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, with the Cowboys being her favorite.
She passed from this life to her heavenly home on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of sixty-seven. She was preceded in death by her parents. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Larry of the home; two sons and their wives, Johnnie and Sarah Brown of Hominy, Oklahoma and Gary and Haley Brown of Hominy, Oklahoma; a daughter and her husband, Marsha and Adam Thompson of Jennings, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren, Shawn Brown, Alex Brown, Shelbie Brown, Amanda Roberts, Blaine Roberts, Emily Clark, J. R. Clark, Baily Clark, Wyatt Clark, Rowdy Thompson, Codie Brown and Kylie Brown; one great granddaughter, Tenliegh James; and a brother and his wife, Danny and Mary Comer of Mannford, Oklahoma; numerous other friends and relatives who will mourn her passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Chapel of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home with Gene Black serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at the A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy.