Marilyn Omer

Marilyn J. Omer (Cooper)

September 25th, 1925 - June 22nd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Marilyn Omer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Marilyn Omer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Marilyn's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Marilyn's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Marilyn J. Omer went to our Lord's loving embrace on June 22, 2019.

Marilyn was the daughter of Dan Cooper and Matilda A. Kreymborg of Primghar, Iowa. She was born on September 21, 1925. Marilyn was the oldest of four children; two brothers, Raymond Harold and Leon (Lee) Daniel and one sister, Mina Louise. Marilyn graduated from Primghar High School in 1944. She married Charles (Chuck) Omer on September 2, 1950. Marilyn and Chuck operated Omer's Grocery and the Dairy Queen in Paullina, Iowa. They relocated to Omaha, Nebraska working in the wholesale and retail floral business. Marilyn worked for Baker's Grocery as head florist.

In 1978, Marilyn and Chuck relocated to Walsenburg, where they purchased Beth's Flower Shop. They operated the flower shop for 12 years and retired in 1990.

Marilyn loved to sew and quilt. She made cloths and quilts for her children and grandchildren and did some seamstress work. She loved planting and working in her yard; making crafts, and working crossword puzzles.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Gary (Lynette) Omer of Walsenburg and Louise Omer of Avoca, Iowa; grandchildren Derrick and Riedae Omer of Walsenburg and Leon (Christy) Vacarro of Omaha, Nebraska; great-grandchildren Paige and Corbin Vacarro; and sister Mina Thompson of Primghar, Iowa, numerous nieces and nephews.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, infants Donald and Diane, and brother's Raymond and Lee.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, July 27, 2019 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel in Walsenburg, Colorado. Final Resting place will be at the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina, Iowa at a later date.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff of Sangre De Cristo Hospice for their loving and dedicated care. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Marilyn make donations to Sangre De Cristo Hospice - 1502 East Main Street in Trinidad or Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center - 23500 US Hwy 160 - Walsenburg, CO, 81089 (please note - Memory of Marilyn Omer).
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marilyn J. Omer (Cooper), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Marilyn

Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday July 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday July 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel
    115 East Fifth Street
    WALSENBURG, CO 81089
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Deacon, John Luginbill
  • Interment

    Prarie View Cemetery
    Paulina, IA


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Marilyn here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Marilyn J. Omer (Cooper) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: