Marilynn's Story

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Marilynn A. Quick, 89, of Traverse City, formerly of Beverly Hills, passed away Dec. 29, 2017 at The Grand Traverse Pavilions in the presence of her loving family. Marilynn was born April 10, 1928 in Detroit the daughter of Frances Mae (Blakeslee) and Clarence Whitcomb Banwell.
She was a 1946 graduate of Redford High School and then completed her education at the University of Michigan, earning her bachelor's degree in English literature and elementary education in 1950. She taught first and second grades in Ann Arbor.
In July of 1951 she married Hugh G. Allerton Jr., and together they raised four children in Beverly Hills. He preceded her in death in October of 1967.
While at U of M she became a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and through the years stayed in contact with her sorority sisters.
After the death of her husband, Hugh Jr., she replaced him on the Village Council of Beverly Hills and was voted in also to serve from 1967 until 1972.
Marilynn married Charles E. Quick in April of 1974, and together they made their home in Beverly Hills; upon retirement they moved to Traverse City in January of 1977.
In Traverse City Lynn was a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, was active on the Opera House board, especially during the renovation project, was a member of Questers and enjoyed appraising and collecting antiques and art glass, especially Stueben glass.
In October of 1990 her husband, Charles, passed away, but she continued to be active in her community and traveled to be with family and friends in other cities south or east of Michigan.
Lynn is survived by her children, Sue (Keith) Waldburger, of Granger, Indiana, Hugh G. (Vicky) Allerton III, of Rochester Hills, Sally Jane (Bob) Griffin, of Chicago, Illinois, and Tom (Ann Parker) Allerton, of Traverse City. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ross Williamson, Patrick and Tom Griffin, Graydon (Bridget), Andrew and Tyler Allerton and Elisabeth and Matthew Waldburger.
Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Hugh Jr. and Charles; and her grandson, Owen Williamson.
A service celebrating Lynn's life will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Graveside services will take place in the spring of 2018 at Acacia Memorial Park in Birmingham with the date and time to be announced.
For a more lasting memorial, and in lieu of flowers, contributions in Lynn's name may be directed to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, 1471 E. Twelve Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI 48701 or online at www.lls.org.
Please share your favorite memories of Marilynn as well as thoughts with her family by visiting her online tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 7, 2018
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