Marilee Blair

Jul 31, 2021

Marilee Blair, precious daughter of John and Nancy Blair from Lake Park, Iowa, sister, aunt, great aunt, and friend, went to heaven on July 31, 2021. She was blessed to be at home in Timnath, Colorado, surrounded by family after struggling with cancer. One thing Marilee didn’t struggle with in her 64 years was how to love her family and friends. 

Marilee leaves behind her sister, Billie, and her brother-in-law, Rob, who will miss her sweet hugs, infectious smile, grateful spirit, and incredibly happy soul. Her family and friends say it best:

“Heaven is lucky to have such a loving, happy, giving, witty, kind and nice person…we are all better for knowing her.”

“Let’s honor Marilee by being a little more loving like her.”

“We know Marilee is in the arms of Jesus and we feel so blessed to have been touched by her joyous spirit.”

“I love that girl and her witty comments and infectious smile…her laugh, her art, her dancing and so much more.”

“I adore her, obviously! So glad the world brought us all together.”

“I am so thankful to God for allowing me to meet Marilee. I will have lasting memories of her lighting up every time we saw each other.”

“We all loved her so much.” 

Marilee had some worldly achievements (I’m not sure she ever lost at Roundabout), but she will always be remembered for the achievements that can never be measured. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nancy, her sister, Suzanne and her brothers, Gary and John I. Marilee will be deeply missed by her nephews/brothers, Robbie and Tom and her new niece, Courtney; her great nephew, Brooks; her nephews and niece in Minnesota and Iowa; her cousins, Dan, Nancy, Debbie, and Judy; her friends in the Down Syndrome Community and all her incredible friends at Harmony Club.

The “Celebration of Marilee” will take place at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Saturday, August 21st, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, Marilee would like donations sent to Gigi’s Playhouse in Denver, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center. Please visit for the donation link and to share condolences with her family.