A resident of Sun Lakes Arizona died on May 10, 2016 at the age of 91. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 5, 1924 to Helen and Fredrick B. Macdonald.She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen & Frederick B. Macdonald, both native Nebraskans. She was also preceded by her sisters, Louisa Elwell and Ann Weatherford and niece Cary Reilly. Marian's husband, Sam died in 1997.Marian was a veteran of W.W.II as a member of the U.S. Navy (Waves).A graduate of the U. of New Mexico, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, honorary societies of SPURS, and PI LAMNDA THETA. She did graduate studies at U. of So. Calif, U.of Alaska where she was a lifetime member of the Alaska P.T.A.Lived in Alaska from 1952-1982, moving to Cottonwood, Arizona in 1982.In 1993, moved to Sun Lakes, AZ., where she attended S.L. United Methodist Church. She enjoyed hobbies of golf, swimming, bowling, & photography.Survived by nieces Caryl Maniscalco, Donna Sullivan and Tracy Hawkins.Nephews Robert Elwell, Stan Weatherford, Matthew Maniscalco, and David Boies III. Also cousins Joan & Don Muehlilch of Schuyler, Nebraska, and members of the LAU and JUNGE families of Nebraska.