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Marilyn Stanton

November 8, 1933 — January 5, 2009

Biography

Mrs. Marilyn Ann Goldsmith Stanton, age 75 of DeFuniak Springs passed away suddenly Monday January 5, 2009 at the family residence. She was born November 8, 1933 in Ellenville, New York the daughter of Joseph Charles Goldsmith and Mildred Fisher Goldsmith. Mrs. Stanton was employed for several years with the Daytona Speedway, a job she would have almost done for free because of her love of motorsport. She and her husband had purchased land in DeFuniak Springs in 1973 on advice of friends who were stationed here with the airforce and had visited the area since 1978. In 1995 they moved to DeFuniak Springs permanetly. Marilyn loved Nascar and football, especially the Giants and the Jets and more locally the Florida Gators. She also had a deep and abiding love for animals and had numerous dogs and cats who owned her heart. She would always make sure they were fed before anyone else. She also loved gardening and had many shrubs and flowers.

Among survivors are her husband Wilbur Stanton of DeFuniak Springs, her stepchildren she loved as her own, Karen Cagan of Accord. New York, Steve Stanton of Pheonix, Arizona and Bill Stanton and wife Jamie of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Her brothers-in-law, Gilbert Stanton and wife Yoshiko and David Stanton. Her sister-in-law Shirley Kemp and husband Fred all of DeFuniak Springs. Five grandchildren, Bryan, Michael, Chris, Travis, Mark and Suzane. Two great grandchildren, Bivianna and Bryan also survive.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in Jerry Evans Chapel with Reverend Rob West officiating.

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