**Hailey Kilburn Jones (cousin):
Marnie meant so much to me. So many wonderful memories: her beautiful smile; her heart-felt giggles, giggles that came from her toes up; her one-of-a kind hugs, I always knew how much she loved me when she gave me one. She wasn't just my cousin I was very close with, but my friend also. All the fun Christmas Eves together as a family are great memories. She was my protector growing up. She was ALWAYS there when I needed her most; it's like she could sense that. When my husband lost his job, she was the first one to my house to see how she could help. She was so caring, loving, and giving. I look back on her life and realize all the effort she put in to stay close and to know what was going on in our families’ lives. She cared so much for everyone's well being. I want to live my life by her example. She had such a way of letting you know and feel how important you were to her and how much she loved you. I see now how important it is to let people know how you feel about them. You can't wait for tomorrow; do it today. Marnie did that. I never questioned what I meant to her. Whether it was with words or deeds, I just knew how much I meant to her and how much she loved me. She meant the world to me. I love her with all my heart! She was kind and caring. She loved unconditionally. She always made you feel special. She had a one-of-a-kind smile that truly did light up the room. Her hugs were the kind of hugs that got you through until the next time you saw her again. Most importantly, she was BEAUTIFUL inside and out. She was always a protector and loved fiercely those closest to her. Our Marn was just so special, she touched so many lives. She was an angel here on Earth to our family, and now she is our sweet angel in Heaven.