Marilyn Smith-Murphy served as the branch’s long time Vice President for Membership. She also served as board member for 14 years. Among her many other roles, she served as branch Treasurer. Marilyn writes plays and articles on varied subjects, including juvenile and senior topics. She is known for her upstanding values and commitment to the branch. In the years following health challenges that begin in 2014, she remained helpful to the branch. In 2017 she made herself available to enable the board to access branch records. She visited the Bank of America twice – when mobility was difficult for her – to authorize the updating of the bank-branch signature card, so new officers could access the branch account in accordance with the Policies and Procedures. For this act, she was hailed as a branch hero, since the board is responsible for monitoring branch funds.