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Memorials: Phoenix Friends Meeting

Charlotte Ruth Michel Marlin

Date of birth

April 16, 1932

Date of death

Aug. 9, 2014


Phoenix Friends Meeting

Memorial minute

Charlotte was born to Frederick John Michel and Pauline Dorothy Falkenberg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1932. She grew up and went to schools in the Philadelphia area.

She married James Lawrence Marlin, Jr., in 1956 at the Hatborn Baptist Church, Pennsylvania. Together they had three children: Lawrence John Marlin, born in 1958; Jessica Eleanor Marlin, born in 1959; and Valerie Arlene Martha Marlin, born in 1962.

Charlotte was divorced in 1974 and moved here to Phoenix with her three children.

She soon became a faithful member of the Phoenix Monthly Meeting and was also very active in the Arizona Civil Liberties Union. She was a registered nurse and served for many years as a school nurse in the Phoenix public schools.

A series of auto accidents made it difficult for Charlotte to attend Meeting in recent years, but she showed her devotion to meeting by making a major contribution which allowed the Meeting to enclose the south breezeway and turn it into the Library.

Charlotte died on August 9, 2014. She is survived by her three children and several grandchildren.