Marilyn Letourneau

“Marilyn Letourneau died on Friday January 8th, 2021 at the age of 83.

Marilyn was born Marilyn Joyce Kerby March 2, 1937 in Crystal Lake Township, Benzie County MI to Jesse and Rose Kerby.  She spent the majority of her life in Michigan, until she moved to Las Vegas in 1995.

She was a bookkeeper by trade and that discipline spilled over into her personal life. She meticulously documented every aspect of her life.  She enjoyed keeping track of not just her finances, but even more the events of her life.  There’s not a picture she owned that didn’t have a caption and a date written on the back.  She loved a good bargain and had a particular affinity for treasure hunting.  Another of her favored pastimes included her daily ritual of reading the entire newspaper, cover to cover, flyers and all. Over the years, her dogs, Moose, Jake, and Moochie, all had a special place in her life.

Each and every person in her life was in some way special to Marilyn.  She never met a stranger.  From her mail man, to her past employers, colleagues and other associates, the people in her life stayed in her life for years and years.  Keeping up with her friends and acquaintances, and sharing her life with them, was especially important to Marilyn.  The people that knew her valued her faithful and loyal dedication, through the good times and the bad.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her older brother Don Kerby and her younger brother Rodger Kerby.  She is survived by her oldest brother Melvin Kerby of Opelika, AL, her five sons and daughter and their spouses Greg (Christine) of Ashburn, VA, Paul (Barbara) of Sparks, NV, Lisa Lancaster (Lanny) of Gainesville, GA, Tod (Suzin) of Daytona Beach, FL, Darin (Michelle) of Livonia, MI, Kirk (Ann) of Eugene, OR, her 11 grandchildren (Matthew, Chase, Jaime Hope, Steven, Melissa Feeney, Sydney Lancaster, Christopher, Brandon, Darin Jr., Simone, Celina, Tori and Logan) and one great-grandchild (Corban Feeney).

Marilyn was cremated and her ashes will be taken to their final resting place in Novi, MI.  There will be no service due to COVID. “

5 Comments. Leave new

  • I was blessed with having Marilyn in my life. She was a realy great friend.

  • Thank you to all of her friends with whom I had the pleasure of speaking with and all the kind words you had to share about my Grandma. She was very special to me as she was to all of you.

  • Marilyn left an indelible mark on all of us at Page Landscape Co in the early 90’s. From her giant fold-out manual expense journals to her bringing Moosie in to work with her, even though the little devil would try to bite our ankles as we left the office.
    So many fond memories of her then, and over the years as she always kept in touch. We will miss her.

  • Pat Nigh Cleary
    March 2, 2021 5:21 pm

    Marilyn was one of my many first cousins. Have been trying to find her over the past few years with no luck. Her father and my mother Florence were siblings. Have many memories of Melvin, but very little of Uncle Jesse’s children. Do remember Marilyn visiting our Grandparents when we were very young. So sorry, the years have passed without being in contact. I will notify the cousins that I am in touch with. Thanks for contacting me. If you want any information about the Kerby Clan, I will be more than happy to fill you in.

  • Stephanie Suggs
    April 22, 2022 1:38 am

    I had the great pleasure of meeting her in vegas. I have a picture of her and I somewhere. My mother Marcella (Parsons/ married Marvin Paulson) was good friends of hers back in Michigan. I have a black and white picture with both her and my mom. So sad to know she is gone.


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