Marilyn Frehner
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“Always enjoyed seeing, laughing and talking to Marilyn when I went to Curves. Will miss her and Bently as well. She was a classy lady. Merle...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Merle Bellanti - Redwood City, , CA

“You will be missed for ever you are the most wonderful friend and we have gone so many fun places you were my maid of honor when I married Jack, I...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dianne @ D Robbin - CA

“Everyone here at Curves in San Carlos will truely miss Marilyn. She was a wonderful and kind woman. We enjoyed her many stories, especially the one...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lesley at Curves San Carlos - CA

“Love and miss you so much Grammie! I'll never forget the many memories that we made together and am so lucky to have had such a loving, helpful,...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Morgan Mecchi - Granddaughter

“Laurie and Family, I am so sad for our loss of your mom and my friend, She tried to be so strong the last times I saw her, she really tried to get...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce james - Redwood city, CA

“I will miss my mom so much!!! We had so much fun together! I am so lucky to have had such a loving mom, traveling companion and friend! ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Laurie - Newark, CA - daughter

“Dear Heidi & Family, My sincere condolences to you. Marilyn always made me feel welcomed when I came to visit. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Falanga - Westborough, MA


Marilyn will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by three of her four children Lee, Heidi and Laurie and five grandchildren Lauren, Morgan, Cami, Dylan and Sean. She was preceded in death by her first daughter Lynn. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, traveling, shopping, and spending time with the people she loved. She also loved being at her second home in Capitola where she spent lots of time entertaining her grandchildren on the beach.

Marilyn was the middle child and is survived by her sister Nancy of Kansas and her brother Chet of San Diego. As a child of the military, Marilyn lived in many different locations. She was born in Kansas and lived in Texas, California and Hawaii. She was most proud of the time she lived at Pearl Harbor since she was playing on the beach when the Japanese planes flew in to attack. Being only six years old, Marilyn found it fascinating as she didn't realize the impact and devastation it would have on the world. She told many stories about her experiences to all of us.

Marilyn met her husband Paul of 58 years at Sequoia High School and married in 1954. She earned her Associates Degree from Canada College in interior design. She was very involved in the San Carlos community and loved participating for many years in the San Carlos Chicken's Ball and Kiwanis shows. Marilyn loved spending time with friends. She had a warm welcoming smile, outgoing personality and a spirit of adventure that will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service for Marilyn will be held on January 19th at Sand Piper Community in Redwood Shores at 1:00.