Marilyn Mueller Obituary 2024

In Memoriam: Marilyn, a Trailblazing Architect and Conservationist

In Memoriam: Marilyn, a Trailblazing Architect and Conservationist

A Life of Purpose and Impact

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Marilyn, a remarkable woman whose architectural prowess and unwavering commitment to nature conservation left an indelible mark on the communities she served.

From Humble Beginnings to Architectural Heights

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, on December 14, 1927, Marilyn was the eldest of five siblings. Her journey into the architectural profession began in Colorado, where she met her husband, Hellmut, and together they pursued their passion for design. Marilyn’s exceptional talent and dedication propelled her to become a highly respected architect in the Colorado community.

A Passion for the Environment

Beyond her architectural achievements, Marilyn was deeply committed to protecting her surroundings. She served as a board member for Jeffco Open Space for an astounding 35 years, tirelessly advocating for the preservation of natural spaces and promoting environmental sustainability.

A Quest for Knowledge and Collaboration

Marilyn’s thirst for knowledge extended beyond her architectural practice. She pursued a master’s degree in urban design and joined forces with her friend Marti Russell to establish a thriving partnership. Their collaborative efforts continued until their well-deserved retirement.

A Legacy that Lives On

Marilyn’s legacy extends far beyond her professional accomplishments. She is survived by her loving husband, Hellmut, daughter Carla Marguerite, and son Christian. Her fiery spirit and unwavering creativity continue to ignite inspiration in her grandchildren, Rulon, Melissa, and Sarah, and her great-grandchild, Braiden.

A Celebration of Her Life

A memorial service to honor Marilyn’s life will be held at the Aspen Mortuary Chapel in Lakewood, Colorado, on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024. Viewing will commence at 11:30 am.

Marilyn’s passing leaves an irreplaceable void in the hearts of all who knew her. Her contributions to architecture, conservation, and community will forever be remembered.