Marilyn M. (Fox) Blansett, 77, passed away on March 18, 2019. She was born in San Francisco on Jan. 6, 1942 and was the firstborn to George Fox and Elsie (Bobbie Neubauer) Fox, both deceased.

Marilyn’s family moved to Galt the summer before she started seventh grade at Galt Elementary School. She graduated from Galt High School, followed by a year at Sacramento City College.

Relocating to San Francisco in her early adulthood, Marilyn worked at various places of employment, and much of her fun time was spent at the San Francisco YMCA where she met the love of her life, Melvin Blansett, who was in the Navy. After a year of courtship, they married in San Francisco on Nov. 18, 1962. When Melvin was discharged from the Navy, they relocated to Galt. They were married 56 years.

Marilyn was active in various organizations and involved with the city. She ran for City Council, as she loved having an active role in city activities. She enjoyed being a member of Women of the Moose, of which she was the senior regent and member of the Academy of Friendship.

Marilyn worked for various employers in Galt, the longest being Galt-Arno Cemetery District for 13 years until she retired. She enjoyed crocheting, family time and was known as the family matriarch who doted on all the grandkids and always had a heart for a family member in need of a warm hug or a soft place to land when the world seemed harsh. She will be forever remembered by her hearty laugh and her loving smile that greeted anyone she came in contact with.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Melvin Blansett; sister Judy Fox Barr Shipley; four children, Robin (Huey) Allen, Kelly (Buzz) Watson, Tom (Krissy Wolkamp) Blansett, and Shelly Roberts; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 25 from 2-5 p.m., at Women of the Moose, 3824 E. Woodbridge Road in Acampo.

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