Marilyn Kay (Corwin) Adolf was born February 4, 1939, to Andrew Wesley and Nida Hope (Sanders) Corwin in Gordon, Nebraska. She was the fourth of six children.
The family moved to Colorado in the spring of 1947 to a farm northwest of Vona. Marilyn attended school in Seibert until the district line between Seibert and Vona was moved. At that point she began attending Vona in the seventh grade graduating from Vona High School in 1956.
Shortly after high school, she was married to Kenneth Pottorff from Stratton, CO on October 28, 1956. There were six children born to this union: one son; Kenneth Marc in 1957, and five daughters; Kimberly Kay in 1959, Jenny Jo in 1961, twins Jill Lynne and Julie Leigh in 1968, and Valoree Ann in 1970. Marilyn enjoyed being a housewife and a stay-at-home mom. This marriage ended in 1984.
Marilyn always had a heart for people. Once she entered the workforce, she had new opportunities to bless others with her genuine smile and joy. For many years, she worked in the restaurant on sale days at the Stratton Sale Barn. The other days of the week, she worked in their office. Later, she was a receptionist/assistant for Drs. Jones & Williams in Burlington, CO, until the business sold in 2008. She held this position for seventeen years. During her retirement she had the joy of providing childcare for two of her grandkids, LeAnn and Caleb Tanner.
While working at the sale barn, Marilyn met her best friend and second husband, Harold Adolf. They had known each other for six years before they started dating. After a short courtship, Harold and Marilyn were united in marriage on August 11, 1990, in Stratton, CO. His three children, Tiger, Todd, and Sheri became a loving addition to her life.
Throughout their marriage Harold and Marilyn enjoyed 32 years united as one. They absolutely loved spending time together as well as with their growing family and many special friends. Their life on the farm was their little heaven on earth with her special dog, Cooper.
Marilyn put her faith in Jesus as the Lord of her life as a young girl. Her faith carried her through many joys and sorrows especially through the heartbreaking loss of her youngest daughter, Valoree Ann in 1972 as well as her divorce. God proved Himself ever faithful transforming her brokenness and bitterness into healing and forgiveness. Marilyn demonstrated this life to her children and grandchildren through her complete dependence on her Savior. Her love for Jesus flowed into her home as she loved, cared for, and prayed for her family.
Marilyn was a longtime and active member of the Stratton United Methodist church where she served on several boards and was involved with the youth and Sunday school programs. She also enjoyed gardening, being an active member of the Stratton Garden Club, as well as playing Bridge with several ladies in the community.
After a two-year battle with advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, Marilyn was received by her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 13, 2022, Marilyn passed away at her home in Stratton, CO. She was 83 years old.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Harold Adolf; her children, Marc (Robbi) Pottorff of Goodland KS, Kim Davison of Burlington, CO, Jenny Reeverts of Burlington, CO, Jill (Joel) Tanner of Vona, CO and Julie (Mike) Myers of Frederick, CO; her three stepchildren, Tiger Adolf (Ed Thomas) of Vallejo, CA, Todd (Kim) Adolf, Morristown, AZ, and Sheri (Jon)Thompson of Fort Collins, CO; sixteen grandchildren Misti Pottorff, Melissa (Andy) Leavitt, Valoree (Dan) Luvato, Dana Davison, Colton Davison, Canaan (Bekah) Reeverts, Keala (Jason) Widdifield, Mackenzie (David) Nunez, Kaylynne (Eric) Hainey, Dillon (Shelby) Tanner, Nathan Tanner, LeAnn and Caleb Tanner, Mason Myers, Gavin (Riley) Myers, and Dane Myers; and five step grandchildren Bryan Thomas, Carolyn (Jacob) Helms, Makayla Adolf, Logan Vaughn, and Denton Vaughn. As well as twenty-two great grandchildren, plus one more on the way. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Velda (Raymond) Dobler of Burlington, CO.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Nida Corwin, infant brother and sister Donald Eugene and Donna May, brother Gale and wife Pat Corwin, sister Patsy and husband Gordon Hatfield, and brother Jack Corwin, daughter Valoree Ann and son-in-law Jon Reeverts. She is also preceded in death by her mother-in-law Lydia (Stahleker) Adolf and brother-in-law and wife Wilford and Nikki Adolf of Bethune, CO.