Marilyn B. (Breckenridge) McCannFebruary 7, 1931 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 86)
Marilyn Breckenridge McCann, 86, of Amarillo, Texas and Pagosa Springs, Colorado passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Durango, Colorado after a brief illness. Marilyn was born in Carnegie, Oklahoma on February 7, 1931 to Floyd and Alice Breckenridge. A celebration of her life and reception will be held on July 9 at 2PM at the family home in Amarillo. Graveside services will be held on a later date at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM.
She had a picturesque childhood, grew up and attended school in Albuquerque and Roswell. Marilyn met USAF pilot John W. McCann at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque and married. The couple was married for 54 years. She was a homemaker and proud mother of three children, John, Kim and Denise. She was an avid bridge player and volunteer and enjoyed playing the stock market and contributing to a number of conservative causes including Fellowship of Christian Jews and Wounded Warriors. She was named Volunteer of the Year at Luke AFB Family Services in the 1960s. While her children were in school, she was active in PTA at Paramount Terrace, Bonham Jr. High and Amarillo High School and chaperoned several Fellowship of Christian Athletes ski trips. Later, she was a docent at the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center in Pagosa Springs and served on the Front Porch Ministry at Polk St. United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Arredondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served the organization in a number of roles including Regent. Marilyn was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed entertaining, sewing, cooking, interior decorating and gardening and continued to do her own yard work until her death. Those who knew her described her as a spunky, energizer bunny with a quick wit and great sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents and brother, Floyd Scott Breckenridge. Survivors include John W. McCann, Jr. DDS and wife Maureen of Vancleave, MS, Kim Hebrard and husband Mike of Clackamas, OR and Denise Blanchard and husband Hank of Amarillo, TX, five grandchildren, Robert H. Blanchard and wife Whitney of Houston, Andy Hebrard and wife Lindsay of Clackamas, Katie and Allison McCann of Vancleave and Thomas Blanchard of Houston, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to the building fund at Polk St. UMC in Amarillo or the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.