Marilyn Jane Rau

83, loved to travel by car and saw the country on her many road trips.

Marilyn Rau passed away on April 12, 2018, in hospice at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

Marilyn’s wishes were that her body be donated for scientific research for multiple sclerosis study.

She loved to travel by car and saw the country on her many road trips.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Rau, sister Joyce Rhodes, and brother Wayne Leibhart.

She had five children, David Rau, Theresa Rau, Diane (Rick) Blessing, Karen (Joe) Planisky and Richard (Kate) Rau. She is also survived by her grandson Nick Rau and sister Shirley Handwork. She has family in Buena Vista.

She retained her independence as much as possible throughout her long suffering with MS. Marilyn never lost her sense of humor. She was loved by those who knew her and will be missed.