Marilyn Eastman Kingman“Murf”

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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 Marilyn Eastman Kingman, “Murf,” daughter of Welles and Katharine Eastman died on Sunday, Dec. 29, at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Henry “Heinie” Kingman, her son Tommy, her daughter-in-law Rocel Kingman and her three siblings. She is survived by four children, Kit Richards (Court) of Red Lodge, Sally Hornig (Jim) of Wayzata, Minnesota, David Kingman of Bozeman, and Woody Kingman (Elise) of Plymouth, Minnesota, 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Murf lived in Wayzata most of her life, but enjoyed ski trips and summer vacations in Red Lodge.  She was a passionate horse woman and she and Heinie explored the area on Sunny and Shade.  Their first home in Red Lodge, The Blue Lodge, and then their small ranch, Base Camp, were frequented by visits from their kids, grandkids, and many friends. They were avid hikers not only in the Beartooths, but also at their cabin on Lake Superior, in the Rockies of the US and Canada, and in England, Scotland, Austria and Switzerland. Murf loved identifying wildflowers and bird songs and adored her Red Lodge friends.  Her zest for life will be missed by all who knew her.

A service in her memory will be held in Minnesota on Jan. 10, 2019.