From the beginning to the very end, Marilyn Roberts M.A. ’81, ’83 was fiercely independent and self-sufficient. She was frugal and taught herself to do many things including making her own furniture and fixing anything. Marilyn held a passion for teaching and had the ability to teach anyone to read. As an educator she worked with many children with special needs, and went back to school to further her career in special education. With her family, Marilyn used her analytical skills to write several books chronicling her family history. Once she completed her history, she helped countless others by completing genealogical research for them. She took a great deal of pride in putting together a family tree for family and friends and always insisted on perfection. Marilyn died on Feb. 6, 2022, and is survived by extended family including Andrew Roberts ’86.