Mrs. Marilyn J. Arney, 81, of Ijamsville (Hyattstown), Maryland passed from this life on Sunday May 8, 2022 at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore, MD. She was the wife of Harold William Arney, who died in November 1996. Born on October 23, 1940, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Jones and Hazel McClung Jones Jordan.
Marilyn graduated from Richard Montgomery High School, Class of 1958. After graduating, she worked for many years as a Secretary for Atomic Energy Commission (Department of Energy), Fairchild Corporation, and Bechtel Corporation. After taking time off to raise her children, she was employed by Bechtel for over 30 years before she retired.
She enjoyed being a majorette (baton twirler), bowling, sewing and making clothes, playing the piano (she could still tickle those keys), spending time with family and her dogs, the last of which was her beloved dog Samson.
Mrs. Arney was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockville for many years before more recently attending services at Greenridge Baptist Church in Clarksburg, MD. When no longer able to drive, she made it a priority to listen to a televised church service every week.
She is survived by her sons: Tim Arney and Matt Arney (Missy); grandchildren: Aaron (Jordan), Justin, and Alyssa; great-granddaughter, Elliana; a brother, Sheldon Jones and several nieces.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 11 am to 12 noon, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Immediately following the visitation, a celebration of Marilyn's life journey will take place at 12 noon in the chapel of the Funeral Home, Reverend Tim May officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick.
Following the burial, the family will hold fellowship at Grace Community Church, 5102 Old National Pike Frederick, MD 21702.
Flowers are welcome, but if preferred, donations may be made to the family for a surgery that her beloved “Little Buddy” Samson needs. Green Valley Animal Hospital can be reached at 301-831-6930 or donations can be mailed to 2910 Prices Distillery Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.