Born in Bakersfield, California, on March 19, 1935, Marilyn Jeanne Miller was the daughter of Miriam and Harold Remington. She grew up in Bakersfield with a love for music. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in music. She played piano, oboe and violin, and was a member of the Bakersfield Philharmonic Society.
She and her husband, Tom Miller, whom she met in Sacramento, were married in 1959. They moved to Livermore in 1966, where Marilyn became active in the community her daughters’ school. She worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as an administrator, and played in a tennis league with her friends, including many tournaments over the years. After retiring in 1995, she spent more time with her family and friends going to San Francisco Giants games, book clubs, and all her of her grandsons’ sporting events.
She later started traveling with her husband to table tennis tournaments, where he played and umpired. She became integral in running tournaments and was inducted into the Table Tennis Hall of Fame for her contributions to the sport.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Vince) Farfan, Manteca, California, and Sue (Mike) Sylvia, El Dorado Hills; grandsons Alexander and David; and granddaughter Lauren.
Marilyn was known for her beautiful smile and positive outlook on life. She was an amazing mother and wife and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Callaghan Mortuary is handling arrangements, and an online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.