Marilyn Jean Fine

December 19, 1936March 15, 2020

Our beloved Mom, grandmother, life partner, aunt and friend, Marilyn Jean Wise Fine, passed away Sunday, March 15th, surrounded by the love of her family both near and far.

She loved musicals, and theatre, art and sitcoms. She enjoyed writing and had wanted to go into journalism as a young girl. Prior to her stroke some years ago, she loved taking adult education classes, walking for exercise, outdoor concerts and having Savta days with her grandchildren. She was a bridge player in her younger days and a member of multiple Jewish organizations. She loved to travel with her family and to celebrate everything with her children, grandchildren and her Rudy. She was a caregiver to her mother and her husband. The love of her parents, Morris and Pearl Wise, and her childhood home in Waco were deeply rooted in her psyche. As her memory of current events started to fade, her memories of home gave her comfort. She had two great loves in her life; her late husband Harris Allan Fine, and for the last 24 years, Rudy Glick.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters Gwen Fine Roberts (Ron) of Plano, TX and Marci Benson (Doug) of Burlingame, CA; grandchildren: Benjamin Benson, Hannah Roberts, Geran Benson and Chloe Roberts; and her companion in life: Rudy Glick. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harris A. Fine. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Beth Torah on Tuesday, March 17, at 11:30 AM, (central time), followed by a graveside burial at 1PM. Due to COVID-19, this will be a private service and burial.

No local shiva minyan has been planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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Valerie Grimes

March 19, 2020

To me, Mrs. Fine was Gwen's mom. I was probably 8 the last time I saw her. But I have seen Gwen since then and Marilyn did a beautiful job raising her children.

Gail Clevenger

March 17, 2020

I will always appreciate that Marilyn asked me, her 7-year-old cousin, to be a junior bridesmaid at her wedding to Harris. That was then, and now, a precious honor and joy.

And I will always be grateful for the visit with Marilyn and Rudy before her stroke, and for being able to catch up after many years. My memories of her ever-present exuberance, forthrightness, buoyant warmth and joyous laugh will be like an uplifting bubble for me to visit amidst difficult times.

I'm sure others feel the same.

Marilyn, you were a light to this world and I believe you will continue to radiate even more brightly wherever you are now. Thank you for your love -- and even the affectionate teasing. :)

Mindy Benjamin

March 17, 2020

I will always remember Marilyn’s laugh. Full and fantastic, whether chuckling or full on belly laughing. It was a joyful sound that sticks with me even though I haven’t seen her in quite a long time. That joy in life is an inspiration and a goal. Sending love.