Marilyn has been ringing with church handbell choirs since high school. She joined the Enchantment Handbell Ensemble in 2002 and played with the group until 2007, when she relocated to Las Cruces. Upon returning to Albuquerque in 2013, she reauditioned and has been happily ringing ever since.
Marilyn enjoys hiking in the Sandia Mountains, gardening, and reading. Marilyn and her husband James, have three grown sons, and four beautiful grandchildren.