Marilyn Summers was a kind soul who radiated authenticity. This trait, so very rare in today’s world, is one that drew people to her in a way that she could never fully grasp. The care and genuine concern for those that crossed her path was her currency. However, she never recognized this and that made her all the more special. You see she gave without expecting anything in return. And when folks showered her with love, she was dumbfounded by their actions.
This is the hallmark of a kind soul whose life was filled with tough times in which she rose above and never lost her ability to care for others when she had every right to be jaded. Strength of her spirit was mighty and never dulled by the cruelty of this world. Take it or leave it, she shared her opinions and did so in such a way it endeared people to her.
I, Joy (Fraley) Fulton, her niece, had the pleasure of building beautiful memories throughout my life with this special lady for whom I called Aunt Murray.
We had a unique understanding of each other and in her later years, I had the distinct pleasure of functioning as her health care advocate and power of attorney. Being able to repay her for her love and kindness shown throughout my life is an experience I would not trade for anything.
The words of the poem below summarize the precious gift of her being and are words that capture the imprint she left on others.
I Thought Of You With Love Today
I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.
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