It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marilyn Hudson Tribbett,75, of Lebanon, IN on May 4, 2020. She was the daughter of Lawrence Baker Hudson and Carol Fishback Hudson of Bloomington, IN.

She grew up in Bloomington and was a 1963 graduate of University High School. During this time, she was active with First Christian Church.

An avid IU alumni, she graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with degrees in B.S. Elementary Education in 1968 and M.S. Elementary Special Education in 1973.

During her undergrad years, she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and was active with a popular local entertainment group, “The Kappa Pickers.”

Marilyn was an excellent and beloved elementary school teacher until her retirement in 2007. She taught in Evergreen, CO, Ellettsville, IN and Lebanon, IN. In Lebanon she taught at Central Elementary and Perry Worth Elementary Schools. She remembered the names of about every student she had. She loved hearing from her former students, after having taught them many years ago.

Music was a big part of Marilyn’s life. She was able to play by ear the guitar, ukulele, piano, organ and cello with little formal musical instruction. She also composed songs and one song “Crazy” was a favorite.

She enjoyed the weekly exercise class with the Rock Steady Boxing group at Witham Hospital, Lebanon. The class is designed to help those with Parkinson’s Disease.

Marilyn was a very caring person and interested in people of all ages. She had a special interest in people with disabilities. She became interested in becoming a teacher after helping her little sister learn to talk and cope with a hearing loss.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Carol Hudson and her brother, Tomas Baker Hudson.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey of Lebanon; children, Heather Tribbett, Darin Tribbett (wife Michelle) of New Hampshire and Jay Tribbett of Lebanon; sister, Julie Hudson of Indianapolis; niece, Hadley Hudson of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Lucy and Jack Tribbett of New Hampshire and Mara Grace and Blair Tribbett of Lebanon; and a great nephew, Tristan Kramer of Germany.

Marilyn was a wonderful, talented, caring and funny person who will be greatly missed. The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon Educational Foundation or Senior Services of Boone County. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Final care of Marilyn has been entrusted to the Strawmyer and Drury Mortuary of Lebanon.

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