Born in 1961, Marilyn is the third child of Mert and Jessie.  When she was just over one, they moved the house on Bonny Avenue in Russell.  Marilyn went to Major Pratt School, graduating in 1979.

I liked to babysit and figure skate and my first job was at the Avalon Theatre in Russell.



Married Tom Douglas in 1981 while living in Calgary (divorced in 1988)
Married Dennis Smith in 1991 while living in Carman.

Matthew Thomas (1983)
Abigail Nicole (1985)

Abby married Michael Walin in 2009

Kyler Jeremie (2010)
Blake Michael (2010)