Marilyn Ann Anchell

Marilyn Ann Anchell

November 16, 1950 - March 14, 2019
Mission Viejo CA

Marilyn Ann Anchell

November 16, 1950 - March 14, 2019
Mission Viejo CA


Anchell, Marilyn, passed away on March 14, 2019 at age 68 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her 91 year old mother, Janice Ruth Anchell, loving children, Leslie and Mark and her 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren, big sister Wendy and 3 younger brothers Steve, Doug and James and several nieces, nephews and cousins along with an Aunt Diana and Uncle Jerry. Born in Houston, Texas, she joined E.F. Hutton for 2 years, from 1976 to 1977, and later returned to Hutton (then called Shearson) in 1993 which one year later became Smith Barney Shearson and then Salomon Smith Barney who was soon bought by Citibank and named CitiSmithBarney and then finally Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. After all of these name changes, she ended up working 27 years for the same company that started as E.F. Hutton. Being a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor, she became a partner in The Lockard Group at Morgan Stanley with Gregory Lockard and his father, T.H. Lockard and later Charles Hudgins Jr. Through years of dedication, she developed long-term relationship with clients ranging from business owners to retirees and earned the title of Vice President of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley.

Marilyn was generous with her time and spirit and you would often see her playing the piano at local fundraisers, such as for the Kern County Adult Literacy Council, and at Kern County retirement communities and skilled nursing care facilities in the city . She supported the Bakersfield Rescue Mission and avidly collected funds and clothing to further its mission. For over twenty years, Marilyn volunteered as a tutor for the first through twelfth grade children in need of help. Within Marilyn, there burned a steadfast flame that made her presence at any gathering brighter. Even in bad times her famously eternal optimism lifted us, and her crazy sense of humor and beautiful smiling face brought us laughter and joy. Marilyn’s spark lit the lives of strangers as well, as she made it her practice to try to do a good deed for someone in need each day. The passing of our beloved Marilyn has left the world colder and dimmer, but her flame ignited an ember within all of us that continues to inspire and warm us by its glow. Marilyn, we love you and miss you greatly. Your memory will always be a blessing. Graveside services will be held at El Toro Cemetery at 25751 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest 92630 on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm.


Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: March 25, 2019 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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6 responses to Marilyn Ann Anchell

  1. Emily E. says:

    Dear family, I extend my heartfelt condolence to you. It is very difficult to lose a love one. May you receive comfort in knowing the promise and love given by God. The Promise is written at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4. Those words tells us that God has Marilyn in His Loving Memory and He, God will not forget her.

  2. Tom Brisson says:

    Shocked and saddened.

  3. I am stunned as I heard the news. It doesn’t seem possible for Marilyn not to be in this world. Such a lovely human dynamo of energy that was always there for me and my family. It is so hard to wrap my head around this happening. My sincere condolences to her children, mother and siblings. Incredibly intelligent, kind, funny, tough, talented and so full of love. She was everybody’s mother/ big sister rolled into one. She was my mentor and my friend. I will miss you, Marilyn. But you always will be in mine and Jerry’s heart. The night sky is dimmer as your bright star is sleeping. As we always said at the end of our phone calls, “I love you.”

    Until we see each other again in Heaven.

  4. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah gives us a comforting thought when He tells us that soon death will be “swallowed up forever.” (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, Jehovah God also promises that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Dear Marilyn brought so much light to the world.
    She will remain forever in our hearts & prayers. ❤

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