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Marilyn Mohr, Pastor’s Wife

MURRIETA, Calif.—Marilyn Mohr, a pastor’s wife, died Sept. 17. She was 90.

Marilyn married her late husband, Richard G. “Dick” Mohr, in 1952. They began their ministry together by serving as associate pastor and wife at Grace Baptist Church, Winterset, Iowa. Then they served as pastor and wife at Bethany Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa; Airport Baptist Church, which they founded in 1963 in Des Moines; and Sahuaro Baptist Church, Tucson, Arizona.

At the churches where the Mohrs served, Marilyn was the pianist, organist, choir director, secretary, and Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She played the piano in church until the last few months.

In retirement, the couple moved to California. There Richard held numerous interim pastorates and served in pulpit supply, and he and Marilyn mentored many pastors and wives.

Throughout her life, Marilyn exhibited grace and hospitality and was an encouraging voice in a not-so-encouraging world.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 2005.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Fulmer, Alan, Deanne Grabinski, and Mark; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.