Leta Marilyn Kirk Hunter was born January 10 1922, in Bazaar, Kansas to Jesse Kingman Kirk and Hazel Marquette Kirk. During most of her childhood she lived with Mattie Kirk Jones in Cottonwood, Kansas. She graduated from Chase County Community High School in 1940 after which she attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a Bachelorâ€™s degree in science. Marilyn worked for a short time in Interior design with Robert Keithsâ€™ in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Lt. Earl S. Hunter in April 3, 1944. She traveled with Lt. Hunter to his military assignments literally from coast to coast. She was employed in each city or town where the military base was located which gave her a wide variety of work experience. They were residents of Phillips and Borger for over 60 years.
Marilyn was active in many organizations such as: St. Peters Episcopal Church, Churchwomen United, Arthritis Support Group, Friends of the Library, Retired Teachers, and Republican Women. At one time she was a member of P.E.O and Delta Kappa Gamma.
The high point of Marilynâ€™s life was spending time with her husband, their three sons, and their wives along with seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Earl and Marilyn along with their three sons and their wives built the cabin in Red River that the family enjoys both winter and summer.
Survivors include her husband Earl, sons Kirk, Craig, and Monty and their wives; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Lockhart, Texas. The family has requested in honor of Leta all contributions can be made to: St. Peters Episcopal Endowment Memorial Fund, Borger, Texas, or The Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Lockhart, Texas.