Marilyn Francis Friday, 87, of Midland, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 1p.m. at First Christian Church with Rev. Mike Hunter officiating with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Marilyn was born on February 2, 1930 to Myrtle and Jake in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She grew up on a farm in Arkansas.
She attended Henderson College in and began teaching in 1951 in Bismarck, Arkansas. In 1955, after a visit to West Texas to stay with her uncle, L.V. Gills and his wife, Velma, Marilyn began teaching school in Midland, Texas. She taught school in Midland from 1955-1959.
She married the love of her life Tom Friday on June 30, 1958 at First Christian Church in Midland. For over sixty years Marilyn volunteered for many organizations all over Midland. She helped start the Midland Genealogical Society.
Marilyn enjoyed her family, researching family history, camping, traveling and handling oil and gas interests for many, many family members in Texas, Arkansas and beyond. Spending time with family and friends at her cabin in Ft. Davis, Texas was a special treat for her.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Friday; son, David Friday and wife, Susan; grandchildren, Sarah and Lauren Friday all of Midland, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be donated to First Christian Church of Midland, 1301 W Louisiana Ave, Midland, TX 79701; or Hospice Midland, 911 W Texas Ave, Midland, TX 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at