Marilyn Louise Swan died on Aug. 15, 2019, at the Merriman House in North Conway, N.H., after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on June 29, 1953, to Richard D. And Anna (Kaiser) Swan. She grew up and attended school in Marshfield, Mass.

After high school, she attended and graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in elementary education. Teaching jobs were not easy to come by back then, so she worked at a Woolworth’s store and at a local bank.

After a time, she and her husband moved to Columbus, Ohio. Their daughter, Erin, was born there. Soon, a job offer took them to Australia for about a year, then to New Zealand, where they lived for several years. Daughter Megan was born in New Zealand.

With two young daughters in tow, the family return to the United States in 1993 and settled in Tamworth, N.H., to be near her parents. With the girls enrolled in school, Marilyn worked for a year at the Bearcamp Preschool in Tamworth, then at the K.A. Brett School in Tamworth as the assistant librarian for several years. She also taught Sunday school and later became deputy treasurer for the town of Tamworth.

Marilyn went from there to become director of the Effingham Library — a job she truly enjoyed, especially working with the children. She was also an experienced seamstress, knitter and crocheter and made many lovely things for family and friends.

Marilyn is survived by her parents; daughter, Erin Phillips and her husband, Jason; daughter, Megan O’Kelly, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Kathy and her husband, Bart, of Sandwich, N.H., brother, Ron and his wife, Jackie, of Zionsville, Ind.; brother, Chris and his wife, Cindi, of Glen, N.H.; and a brother, Tim, of Tamworth; and the love of her life, Charles McNevich of Madison, N.H.

She was predeceased by a brother, Jeffrey, in 2015.

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