March 4, 1939 - December 18, 2020
Celebrating the life of Marilyn Pollock
Marilyn Mae Auld was born on March 4, 1939 to the late James and Emily Auld of Coconut Grove (Miami), FL. She was the second of two children, with her brother, Bill Auld, who predeceased her. She lived in that area through her graduation at Miami High School.
After high school, she attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, and received her bachelor’s degree in 1962, majoring in Journalism and Psychology. Upon graduation, she married Benny Pollock and lived near his family in Plant City, FL. The following year, they relocated to Miami, where they began their teaching careers. Later, Marilyn had two sons and stayed home to take care of them. She loved being a mom – taking her boys to swim, the park, the zoo and many other outings.
While in her early forties, Marilyn went to Barry University in Miami, FL, and earned a LMSW (licensed master social work) degree. She held several positions over the years, all centered around helping people. She worked for Goodwill Industries as a job placement coordinator, followed by a position as a crisis intervention specialist for a middle school. She moved to Kingwood, TX to be closer to her family in 1997. Upon arriving in Texas, she worked in various social work positions, then worked for hospice until her retirement in 2006. Marilyn loved helping people and always pointed them towards God. She was a strong believer in the power of prayer.
Marilyn was raised in the Methodist and Episcopal Churches as a child and young adult. After college and marriage, she became a Lutheran. She belonged to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Miami, from 1963-1997, then joined Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood, TX, after relocating in 1997. During her membership at the two churches, she sang in the choirs, was on the “Love in Action” committee and board of directors (Miami) and was a care minister (Kingwood). She loved the years she spent in the two churches. In later years, she enjoyed bible studies and activities with the other seniors at church. She missed attending services but loved talking and visiting with the other seniors and was so appreciative of the Pastoral staff coming to serve her holy communion and visiting her at home.
Marilyn loved having friends and making them everywhere she went. She was cheerful to be around, had a great sense of humor and could be downright sassy at times. She also loved cats, having them throughout her life. She loved music of all genres, loved to watch football, go shopping and have lunch outings with friends. Marilyn was a very punctual person and used every minute wisely. She had a beautiful gift in encouraging everyone that she encountered.
Marilyn is survived by her two sons, Chan Pollock and Alan (Amy) Pollock, of Kingwood, TX. She has six beautiful grandchildren that she cherished, Caitlyn, Carleigh, Camryn, Nathan, Abby and Ashlynn. Marilyn is also survived by her niece, Marsha Reeves (Curtis), of Cookeville, TN and her two nephews, Tim Brown (Laura) and Steve Brown (Carol) of Plant City, FL.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Regent Care, Kingwood, TX, for their loving care of Marilyn. Additionally, the family thanks all her close friends for their special attention and care.
Arrangements by Darst Funeral Home, Kingwood, TX
A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Pollock on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, Texas 77339.
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