Marilyn Mayer Culpepper passed away very peacefully on Valentine’s Day 2016, which happened to be her favorite holiday. She was born in Flint, MI, to Florence and Glenn Mayer. She moved with her parents to Lansing, where she spent the rest of her life. Marilyn was predeceased by her beloved husband, Tom.
Marilyn graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA, from Columbia University (New York) with an MA, and from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. She was a guest editor for Mademoiselle Magazine in 1944. She was a professor at Michigan State University for over 50 years. She authored and co-authored several books, primarily on American History. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Junior League of Lansing, Woman’s Club of Lansing, University Club of MSU, and the Michigan Women’s Historical Society.
A celebration of Marilyn’s life and a luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Country Club of Lansing. Marilyn expressed her preference that her friends “do something special for someone they love or someone that nobody loves.” Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.EstesLeadley.com