Obituary: Marilyn Nash, 87, Ludington.

June 11, 2019

Marilyn Jean Nash

Obituary: Marilyn Nash, 87, Ludington.

Marilyn Jean Nash, 87, of Ludington, passed away peacefully in her sleep while in the comfort of her own home on Sunday, June 9, 2019, after a very long and courageous battle with kidney failure.   

Known to family & friends as “Moe”, she was born June 9, 1932 in Ludington, the daughter of the late Frank C. and Bertha M. (Fox) Miller.   Moe grew up in Ludington, graduating from Ludington High School with the class of 1950. Following high school, Moe worked for the Carrom Co. as a painter.

She married Robert V. Nash of Custer on August 29, 1953 at the Free Methodist Church on Robert St., Ludington.   Bob and Moe made their home in Hamlin Township, next door to her sister Carol and brother-in-law Ray Nash. Together they raised their families, enjoying picnics, boating, hiking, and family events.   

Moe was a very strong Christian woman, with a sense of faith deeply rooted by her parents.  She was a hard worker and always ready to lend a hand to help family and friends at a moments notice.   She was an avid bowler, bowling on a league with her sisters for many years. Another love of hers was the great outdoors and hunting and fishing.  She and her family spent every week end on either Lake Michigan or Hamlin Lake during the summer months in the 1970s on their boat the “Mari-lyn”. Deer hunting was another passion.   Moe deer hunted in Mason and Manistee Counties all of her life, bagging her last buck at the age of 80! She was a member of the Mason County Snow Travelers during the snowmobiling hay days in Mason County.   

Moe was devoted to and loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren.  She actively participated in their lives and never missed a sporting event until her health declined to the point that she could no longer attend.  

Moe is survived by her husband Bob; sons, Robert “Bob” (Barb) Nash of Niles, Kevin (Shelly) Nash of Ludington; four grandchildren, Bobby of Niles, Kelly Nash of Canton, Ian and Colin of Ludington; brothers-in-law; Ray (Mary) Nash of Ludington, Wayne (Bonnie) Nash of Traverse City; sisters-in-law Shirley (Richard) Small of Las Vegas and Eleanor Miller of Ludington; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Moe was preceded in death by her three sisters, Grace Petersen, Donna Handy and Carol Nash and three brothers — two in infancy, Floyd and Lester — and Raymond Miller; and her best friend, Nancy Dewyer.

A funeral will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  Visitation will also be held on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice.  

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Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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