In Loving Memory

Marilyn L. Brink

December 22, 1949 - November 10, 2022

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Marilyn Lee Brink, a native of California and a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the age of 72.

Marilyn graduated with a degree in Procurement Management and worked as a purchasing agent.  She volunteered for many years at Thomas Hospital.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, music, travelling, sailing, golf and playing cards.  At the end of a long day, she loved to unwind by relaxing and watching soap operas. Marilyn loved her little dogs and especially loved her family.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, David and Dorothy Matson; and one sibling, Christine Matson Tobias.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Don Brink; children, David Malcolm Goldie of Oshkosh, WI, Walter Scott Goldie of Long Beach, CA, Brandace Lynn Roberts of San Pedro, CA and Erin Rachelle Nichols of Pensacola, FL; seven grandkids, Mitchell Roberts, Luke Nichols, Hannah Goldie, Madeline Goldie, Quint Goldie, Brandon Goldie and River Goldie; along with other family members and friends.  And there’s a long list of wonderful dogs in her life, with her latest joy being her 1 ½ year old Sophie.

Interment will be held at a later time in Palos Verdes, CA where she will be  by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the COPD Foundation at

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3PM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL. Visitation/Reception immediately following the service.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Lisa Goldie

    Marilyn was a beautiful woman, full of joy and happiness. She was my father’s second wife and when I would visit, she always made me feel like I was one of her own children. I have wonderful memories of family trips and gatherings with her, my dad, and my brothers David and Scott. Marilyn will be missed but, memories of her will fill my heart forever.

  2. Pat and Maureen Tibbs

    Marilyn has been a wonderful friend. She is remembered for her kindness and loving nature. We sailed with Marilyn and Don often to Catalina Island. She taught our daughter the word “boat.” We loved Marilyn and will miss her forever. But our memories of fun times will stay with us always..

  3. Kathleen Mulligan (her sweet cousin)

    My dear cousin Marilyn will be dearly missed. We have been close since childhood. I lived with Aunt Dorothy, Uncle Dave, Marilyn and Chrissie for over a year before I married and Marilyn graciously shared her bedroom with me. She did that with love.
    As adults, we have visited one another, talked, talked and talked on the phone sharing many laughs, stories, and mainly our lives. For me her passing leaves a hole in my life, but one that I will cherish.

  4. Kathy Young

    I am writing this with a heavy heart. Marilyn and I worked together at Hughes Aircraft as purchasing agents back in the 1980’s and had remained close until she passed away. We had so many good times together from her marriage to Don and many concerts, work picnics, and until covid hit my many trips to Fairhope. We would talk on the phone two or three times a year and would last at least an hour if not a lot longer. At least she is no longer in pain from her dreaded disease. I will miss you dearly. RIP

  5. Joan Shafer

    Marilyn was a fabulously radiant being whose very presence brought delight, fun, joy, and possibility. She was beautiful in every way with an infectious laugh and a positive perspective. My life is a better one for having her as a part of it . . . and she resides lovingly in my heart.


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