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Marion S. Wyatt

April 13, 1919 May 28, 2020
Marion S. Wyatt
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Obituary for Marion S. Wyatt

Marion led a beautifully active, loving life full of family and friends until she peacefully passed away at 101 years young. Knowing Marion was knowing a woman who never stopped truly living and enjoying life.

As the daughter and only child of Marc and Myrtle Stern, she grew up in Flint, Michigan, graduating co-valedictorian of her class at Flint Central High School. Her childhood was filled with joy and laughter, frequently vacationing on Traverse Bay, and having parents who taught her the value of family and community. She went on to study at Stephens College in Missouri for two years, and then attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), from where she graduated in 1939 with a B.A. degree in Romance Languages.

Directly after college, her interest in business took her to the J.L. Hudson Company in downtown Detroit, where she participated in various junior executive training programs and became a buyer in the china department. It was in the Research Department there that she met the love of her life, Robert Wyatt, whom she married in 1943. Their happy marriage was to last sixty years until Bob's death in 2003. From their union came two children, Patricia and Richard, their four grandchildren, Jeremy, Akeela, Marina, and Annik, and their seven great-grandchildren, Savion, Thibault, Zaiden, Gabriel, Baptiste, Soleil, and Valentin.

Marion and Bob left Detroit for bucolic Birmingham, their favorite town, after they married and lived there ever since. The couple raised their children in Birmingham creating memories and friendships to last a lifetime. Marion actualized the lessons from Marc and Myrtle, and committed her life to building and giving to her community. She enjoyed theater both as a participant, acting in numerous plays at the Village Players in Birmingham, and as an audience member at Meadowbrook, the Fisher, and on family vacations at Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake. She was an avid bridge player, even to the very end of her life, and keen golfer, playing at Orchard Lake Country Club until the age of 95. She also had a pronounced interest in civic and cultural activity, as a past president of the Quarton School Parent Teacher Association, as one of the original members of the Village Club, where she was president from 1970-72, and former president of the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Birmingham. Over the years her work with numerous charities took up an ever greater part of her life, coordinating often on community projects with the Village Club and the Community House in Birmingham. She was one of voices for “Recording for the Blind” and she and Bob delivered Meals on Wheels.

Burial services have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Clawson.

If desired, donations may be made to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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