Her last message to me was February 23, 2014:
Just want you to know that I am engaged to a dynamite guy and currently living aboard our trawler in Ft. Myers Beach. Just amazing. So excited that Daniella is running for the Commission. She is an amazing woman. Hope all is well with you.We will miss you Marilyn. In addition to all her Educational work, and public school lobbying, she was instrumental in helping hold the UDB line, showing up at every rally. She was so spirited, she will be missed by so many in the Miami community. She left a legacy for us, may we all do as much for Miami Dade County.
When I told Daniella Levine Cava what Marilyn had said, she said:
Thank you for the beautiful tribute.
It means so much to know she was thinking of me.
It is so tragic.