It is with sadness that we share Marilyn Shuler passed away on February 3, 2017.
Marilyn came to Boise as a bride over 50 years ago and has been active in volunteer activities during most of those years. She served for 20 years as director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission and after retirement worked to build the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial serving as president of the board during its construction. She also served on the Boise School Board and the Boise Redevelopment agency; for 10 years she was a trustee of the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERSI).
She and her husband raised two sons in addition to being foster parents through the Casey Family Program. She has served as a guardian ad litem for the courts in child welfare cases and was a volunteer teacher for three years in a non-tuition kindergarten program for low income Boise children prior to the institution of publicly funded kindergartens. She has recently served on the board of the City Club of Boise and the Friends Advisory Board of Idaho Public Television.
Active in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BSU, she served on the original advisory board and also serves on the advisory board of the College of Public Affairs at BSU and the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.
An avid reader and book club member, Marilyn has a Masters in Public Administration degree from BSU and an honorary doctorate from both the University of Idaho and BSU. She starts her day by listening to public radio, charging her batteries on the thoughtful and challenging stories broadcast daily.