In Memory

Marilyn Uribe - Class Of 1966

Marilyn Uribe

Deceased Classmate: Marilyn Uribe Cueba 1966
Date Of Birth: Oct-17-`66
Date Deceased: April-27-2016
Age at Death: 67
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes
Classmate City: San Jose
Classmate State: CA
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: Ron Cueba (husband) Teresa Cueba Dionne (daughter) Ray Cueba (son) Five grandsons.

On April 27, 2016 Marilyn Cueba died at home with her family by her side. She was 67 years old. In the summer of 2005 it was discovered that she had polycythemia vera, a blood disease that affects the red blood cells. The polycythemia caused her to have a major stroke in July 2005. She was paralyzed on her right side and was confined to a wheelchair. In addition she suffered from aphasia. While she was able to travel we took three trips to Hawaii, many trips to Los Angels, trips to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and Napa. Her favorite place to visit was Yosemite. We went with the Ron Wilske family and stayed at Camp Curry. On the way home we would stop to eat and that is when Marilyn presented her awards for the trip. She called them “The Yosees.” She was always creative and very thoughtful. She loved to go to the movies and we went twice a week for many years. As her diseases progressed she began to slow down. In late March of this year she developed gangrene in her toes. She entered the care of Optimal Hospice Care. She was in great pain, but with the use of morphine and other drugs the pain was somewhat controlled. Marilyn receive care by our friend and live in housekeeper Emely Bejarano. As the end drew near her children, Ray and Teresa were by their mother’s side much of the time. Marilyn and I were married for 44 years. We met at Pacific H.S. in San Leandro. We had two children, Teresa and Ray, and we had five grandsons, Joe Ford, Caleb Cueba, Finn Dionne, Kellan Dionne, and Julian Dionne. Marilyn lived in the Bonaire area of San Leandro. She attended Madison Elementary and John Muir Junior High Schools. She graduate from Pacific High School in San Leandro, and was in the top 10% of her class. She earned a BS degree in Early Childhood Education from Cal State Hayward. Marilyn worked at the Child Care Center at Mt. Pleasant H.S. in San Jose. She quit to raise her children. She returned to education to work with her husband at W.C. Overfelt H.S. in San Jose. She made a habit of remembering her students birthdays with small gifts.


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05/06/16 09:33 AM #5    

Barbara Brennan (Scallan) (1966)

Ron, so sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

05/06/16 08:40 PM #6    

Noreen Calvin (Johnson) (1966)

Ron so sorry to hear of the passing of Marilyn.  Prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Marilyn is at peace I am sure. Noreen Calvin Johnson

05/07/16 07:33 AM #7    

Ronald Veronda (1966)

I am really saddended by her leaving. What a dear sweet person. I didn't know of her stroke. I was so looking forward to seeing her at the next reuniion. I will miss her. Take care Ron. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

05/07/16 11:04 AM #8    

Nina Blanco (Schloffel) (1966)

Ron - My heart goes out to you and your family. Will always remember Marilyn for her many knd acts and sweet smile. God bless. Nina Blanco Schloffel

05/07/16 02:28 PM #9    

Susan Dickson (Johnson) (1966)

Ron I was so sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing.  I grew up in Bonaire with Marilyn and attended James Madison, John Muir and Pacific with her.  She was always so sweet.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  God's blessings to all of you.

Susan Dickson Johnson  Class of 1966

05/08/16 02:29 PM #10    

Gail Waidler (Paccioretti) (1966)


I also went to school with Marilyn at James Madison, John Muir, and Pacific. I  remember Marilyn as a sweet happy girl . Sometimes we would walk home together after school. Bonaire was a great neighborhood to grow up in. James Madison had a wonderful PTA and we had carnivals, popcorn days, and fantastic Halloween evening events. As kids we had lots of good memories.

 May God's love shine on you and your family,  and give you peace.


   Gail Waidler Paccioretti

05/08/16 10:46 PM #11    

Jody Rhoades (Gattey) (1966)

I never really knew Marilyn in high school, only from afar. But she appeared to be intelligent, petite, and classy. yet sweet.  Ron, I appreciated the details that you wrote about what happened. The past 11 years must have been hard for all. But you arose to the situation and Im sure did the best you could. Marilyn was fortunate to have loving care through her suffering. Sending condolences to you and your family. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

05/09/16 12:42 PM #12    

Marina Garcia (Gelpe) (1966)

Marilyn Uribe was a beautiful, intelligent, feisty young woman with spirit and a love of life.  She always impressed me with her courage, her honesty, and her incredible energy.  I always labored over essays and Marilyn was always the first to turn hers in.   I did well in English, majored in it, but I never could start the paper.  "Marilyn would show me her neatly typed copy, so straightforward and complete, just like her, and I'd ask her how she did it, she'd just say in a very confident voice, "Hey, Garcia, just do it and get it over with!".  Marilyn taught me how to start papers, and how to plunge into life.  My deepest sympathies extend to her kind and loving husband, her children, and her grandchildren, and everyone who was lucky enough to know her, as I was.

With love and sympathy,

Marina Garcia Gelpe~Class of 1966

02/04/17 12:20 AM #13    

Connie Ayres (Morrison) (1966)

Ron, As you and Marilyn were part of my Pacific H.S. family, Marilyn will always be part of my Bonaire/Madison family.  I just found this sight and I am catching up on the lives of so many people I have loved over the years.  Marilyn and I were in every class together at Madison.  She will always be my sister. Ron, you are incredibly creative and sensitive to be able to make the favorite places and parts of Marilyn's life accesible to her as her illness advanced. And for her children to be by her side during her decline is one of the most beautiful gifts a person can give and recieve from another.. To depart this world enveloped in the love, created over a life time, by you and your family and friends has to be the ultimate that life has to offer., You are a very generous and loving man, Ron.

02/04/17 12:47 AM #14    

Connie Ayres (Morrison) (1966)

Dear Marilyn, I;m so thrilled your life was blessed with children and a loving husband. to support you thru such an ugly illness.  My evening has been filled with memories of you as a little girl at Madison to adulthood. I remember your kindness, laughter and integrity. I know your children will carry your qualities into their future so others will experience your beauty.  Rest in my friend..




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