Marilyn Ann Weber Blue, 77, died October 25, 2018, at her home on Mercer Island, WA, where she and husband Keith lived for 49 years. She was born and raised in Seattle, daughter of Lillian (Fitzpatrick) and noted ad-man George Weber; attended Magnolia Elementary, Catherine Blaine Junior High, St. Nicholas School, and Queen Anne HS. She went on to the University of Oregon, and later United Airline Flight Attendant School.
She met Air Force Captain Keith Eugene Blue at U of O, where she belonged to Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. They were married 12 September 1959 at the Church of the Ascension on Magnolia. Their first 10 years involved 17 military moves around the U.S. and the birth of their sons Mike, Sean and Brian in military hospitals, 1960-64.
After settling on MI (and enactment of age-discrimination laws), Marilyn at 35 trained to become an airline flight attendant. “MA Blue,” her United nickname, flew the friendly skies for 25 years (Keith piloted for 35 years).
She doubled as the boys’ activity director, attending their sporting and school events and two of her sons’ Ironman competitions in Kona. She was the ultimate birthday celebrator, widening the circle for five grandchildren. She became an enthusiastic gramma, gift-giver and baby-sitter.
Marilyn assisted with the MI Rotary Run every March, became a foster parent to 20-some raccoons in her woodsy backyard, and was an avid supporter of the 1958 QAHS alumni group. She took great pride in her Irish heritage and embraced extended family. She is remembered for her extraordinary loyalty and compassion.
Survivors include Keith, now living in Magnolia, sons Michael (Margaret) and Brian (Jennifer) Magnolia, son Sean, California; sister Susan Weber Gold (Donald), California; and grand-children George, Sammy, Henry, Sydney, Maddy. She was predeceased by her parents and Sean’s partner Michael Jeter. Memorials are suggested to the Mercer Island Rotary Foundation, or Alzheimer’s Association. Services are November 8th, 11 am at Church of the Ascension, Magnolia Village.