Our beloved friend Judge Marilyn J. Camacho went to be with our Lord and her beloved husband Leopoldo (Polo) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the age of 85 years and 17 days. Marilyn was born in West, Texas, Baylor County to Elbert and Dena Lea Cox McBride on April 11, 1927.
Marilyn came to Pleasanton, in the late 1960s where she quickly made many friends and she knew that she belonged in Atascosa County.
Marilyn was a very independent and to the point lady and was always ready to listen and help. She worked in several businesses as a cashier and manager.
She soon met and married Leopoldo (Polo) Camacho, they moved and made their home in Charlotte. They got into farming and ranching and they also bought the Old Sinks Motel and the building next to it and opened it into the Charlotte Snack Bar.
This is where her passion for cooking came into place and she was really good at it. Even though Marilyn had all of this going on it still wasn’t enough for her. In 1976 she joined the race for Justice of the Peace Precinct #3 as a write in candidate. She won the election by beating the other five candidates on the ballot. Marilyn held this office from January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1994 before her retirement.
After her husband passed in 1999 she moved to Jourdanton. Her retirement didn’t last long because the city of Jourdanton was in need of a magistrate. Joe De La Rosa then a council member asked her if she would help out until a replacement could be found. She served the city from August 10, 2000 - July 31, 2003 and she then went back into retirement.
Retirement didn’t keep her down because she was always on the go doing the things she loved which was cooking, entertaining friends, and performing marriage ceremonies. She probably holds the record for performing the most marriage ceremonies.
She was only slowed by her health declining which limited her being able to get around. Her smile and cheerful greeting will be greatly missed.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, two sons Gary and Terry Brackeen and her beloved husband Polo.
She is survived by one son Jerry Don Brackeen (Colinda) of Spring Town, one sister Darla McBride of Houston, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. As well as many of her brothers and sisters in law, her friend and guardian Joe De La Rosa and the De La Rosa family.
Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton from 2 - 9 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The funeral service will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Interment will follow at the Charlotte Community Cemetery in Charlotte.
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