Marilyn K. Henry, 80, of Lincoln, died surrounded by her family on May 14, 2019, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus. She was born on June 24, 1938, in North Platte, to Oscar Henry and Joyce (Reitan) Henry.
She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother and sister and was much beloved by all of them. Marilyn was passionate about travel, classical music and opera, her cats, her flower and herb garden, clouds, and her large circle of friends. She was a voracious reader and was most happy when she was learning. She had a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska and had a long career as a social worker for the elderly at Madonna Professional Care Center and later the Aging Partners office in Lincoln. She was a volunteer docent at the Sheldon Museum of Art and loved talking to children about the art there.
She is survived by her three children, Chris Welsch, Paris; Jenny Welsch, Lincoln, and Joyce Welsch, Lincoln (Shawn Renner); her grandchildren, Jacinda, Craig and Ian; and her great-grandchildren, Torrin, Mira, Kendall, Orion, Charles, Carmalee, Camille, and Cristian; her brother, Ed Henry, San Diego (Connie), sister, Galen Boyle, Colorado Springs (Rich).
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A St. Memorials to the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.