Marilyn Celebrates the Life of her Brother, a Former President of Harley Davidson

Eighty-eight-year-old Marilyn Hill was a caregiver for her husband for some time before he passed away. While grieving his death, she realized that she has not grieved the passing of her late brother Charles.

Ever since Marilyn discovered the Harley Davidson Museum has pictures of her brother in an exhibit, she has wanted to visit to help find closure. 

With the help of Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale Senior Living, Marilyn was able to go to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis. to pay tribute to her brother’s life. Marilyn saw pictures of her brother and learned more about the legacy of Harley Davidson her brother was a part of.  Not only was she able to visit the museum, she joined family and visited a nearby cemetery in honor of her parents and to grieve Charles’s death.

Marilyn said, "The trip really did bring closure as I had hoped. I saw pictures of Charlie that I had never seen, and enjoyed seeing him pictured at work with other Harley people I had met through the years." 

Before retiring, Marilyn was a social worker and started a program for elementary school students who struggled with reading and self-esteem skills. She has also been a chair of a fundraising committee for her church and community center. She also serves as resident council president at Brookdale South Port Square in Port Charlotte, Fla.