Marilyn Sue Doughman

Obituary for Marilyn Sue Doughman

Marilyn Sue Doughman, 80, of Brandon, FL, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2018.  She was born November 2, 1937 in Springfield Ohio, to Floyd and Esther Wells. She graduated from  the Springfield City Hospital Registered Nurses program in 1958, and was also a graduate of Nova University’s Master’s program. She is survived by her loving children, Susan MacDonald (nee Doughman), Mark Doughman, Jeffrey Doughman and her beloved daughter-in-law Angela Vera; her grandchildren Chelsea Doughman and Emily Vera; her brother, Paul Wells his wife Gerry Wells and their daughters Stacey Whittaker and Sarah Young; and 6 great nieces and nephews.


Marilyn’s celebration of life will be held at Lake Seminole Park located at 10015 Park Boulevard, Seminole, FL 33777. It will be held in Pavilion number five at 11 AM on March 3rd.  In Marilyn’s voice:

“No ties, No girdles, No high heels, dress comfortably for an outdoor event.”

An immediate family scattering at sea will occur at a future date.

In lieu of any flower arrangements please make a donation to Nurses House, Inc. .

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

11 AM

Lake Seminole Park

10015 Park Boulevard,

Seminole, FL 33777

Pavilion number five

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I had the privilege to work for Marilyn at Humana Health Plans for 5 years. She was an incredible boss, nurse and friend. She had such integrity about everything she did, I admired her so much. Marilyn’s commitment to her family was heartwarming. They always came first while still keeping her commitment as Director of a large Medical Operation Department. She reminded us we were nurses and would be held to a higher standard and always to be a patient advocate. A few years late I had the opportunity to work for Marilyn again at The Romeis Group. Again, she was amazing. She was such a great mentor to so many people. Tough at times but always fair.
She shared with me private moments about her father’s end of life, that helped me to do the, right thing, when it was my turn to make those decisions for my parents in the past year. She will be greatly missed. I will never forget the sound her infectious laugh…


My Mom had the best sense of humor. She would laugh long and loud at something she found funny. I remember my Dad saying once…when I lose your mother at a party a stop for a minute….and listen for her laugh. We spoke nearly every day and hung out nearly every weekend. She was my great good friend and sounding board. I will be happy in my own passing knowing I am going to see her again.

Love you mom….


My mother was a great women of strength and virtue. she was also my best friend , she love to have a good time. When I was recovering from drugs and alcohol addiction. she was beside all the way, encouraging me to stay strong and to get clean and sober. she helped me to become a better and stronger man. She was a great loving woman who accepted people where they were and then helped them get to where they need to be in life. She will be greatly missed.

I love you mom.



Marilyn was such a sweet, kind and loving person. She is missed by so many who
loved her. She is at peace now in heaven.


Dear Marilyn, I thank God for the privilege of knowing you and being a friend for all these years. We have shared so much about nursing, work, life in general , and family in particular. I miss you so much in so many ways . . .celebrating our November birthdays, your jokes and laughter, your tenaciousness in problem solving, wisdom in in the workplace and loyalty to your employees. Thank you so much for everthing my lovely friend. Until we next meet, my love and prayers 💘 🙏