Marilyn Murphy, 79, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday evening, October 18, 2023 at a local care facility. Born February 12, 1944 in Indiana, she is the daughter of the late John and Vivian (Jensen) Wesley. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, Marilyn married James P. Murphy on December 28, 1968. They enjoyed raising their two sons, Jess and Benjamin. In her adult life, she was a dedicated wife, mother, homemaker, avid gardener, and reader. Marilyn was a lifeguard in her younger days and continued swimming for recreation throughout her life.
Marilyn is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jess and Judith Murphy; loving grandson, Max; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Vivian; husband, James; son, Benjamin; and two siblings, Pauline Wesley Wanderer and Jacqueline Van Bellinger.
In keeping with Marilyn's wishes, no formal services will be held. Malcore (East) Funeral Home is serving the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to share a condolence.
Memorials may be directed to Green Bay Botanical Gardens in honor of Marilyn's love of gardening.