Marilyn Kay (Searle) McDonald

Marilyn, Kay (Searle) McDonald, of Laramie, died on Tuesday 25, 2019 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. She was born October 17, 1946 in Laramie to Sam and Mickey Searle.

Marilyn attended Laramie Public Schools and the University of Wyoming.

Marilyn worked for the Bank of Laramie, the Albany County School District, the Cavalryman, and then retired from the University of Wyoming.

She enjoyed playing the piano, ice skating, dancing, country music, rodeoing and bowling. She also enjoyed chariot racing.

Marilyn took great pride in being a grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Women of the Moose, VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion and the Cattlewomen of Albany County.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John; and her daughter, Tammy Sturdevant.

She is survived by her companion, Gary Mathisen; her daughter, Teresa; her brother, George (Ellen) Searle; her son-in-law Chris Sturdevant her grandchildren; Colten, Aiden, Creed and Kiyan and great granddaughter, Lyric;  her nieces, Trish Searle, and Samantha Seals and family; her nephew, Mike Searle and family; and her sister-in-law, Barbara Searle. She is also survived by her bossy cousin, Karla Warren and many others; her life- long friends; and her children’s father, Howard McDonald.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Tuesday July 2, 2019 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with the Reverend Rhett Ivey, officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

Print This Obituary Print This Obituary

Condolences (6)

  • Lynda (Saunders) Payne

    Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers and I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom fondly.

  • Peggy Newcomb Hopkins

    Theresa, George and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Marilyn was an awesome cousin, she could always make you laugh and smile, keep all your memories in your hearts and she will always be near.

  • Sharon Cole

    I'm so sorry to hear about Marilyns passing. We were good friends all through school. She is going to be greatly missed by all. R.I.P. my friend.

  • Dennis Woods

    I'm so sorry, and saddened, to hear about Marilyn's passing. We went to school together, and I got to know her even better over the years since high school. She was a wonderful lady, and a true friend. I wish to extend my sincere condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Mary Alice Bruce

    Marilyn was a wonderful, positive office associate with us at the University of Wyoming. Always with a smile and ready to be helpful, she supported our program, faculty and students with her heartfelt, caring actions. I am grateful for Marilyn and her dedicated hard work.

  • Anonymous

    So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing we had a lot of fun as teens in high school. My prayers are with the family. Vicki (Burnstad ) Langer


All condolences submitted to this online guest book will be made public for all friends and family to view. Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>