NORTHPORT – Marilyn A. Banks, 79, of Northport passed away on Aug. 28, 2004, at a local hospital with her husband at her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 6, 1925, the daughter of Elden and Irma Rhodes. Marilyn graduated from Walker High School in Liberty in 1942, and worked at Truitt Brothers Shoe Co. In 1945, she married Wilfred Banks on Dec. 22, right after Bill returned from World War II. They had two children in Maine, son, Wayne and daughter, Linda. They then moved to Connecticut where Bill worked at Pratt Whitney Aircraft for 26 years. In 1973, they moved back to Maine and had lived in Northport ever since. Marilyn and Bill thoroughly enjoyed camping, fishing, biking, and snowmobiling. She was a wonderful wife and mother and homemaker. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed relating many funny incidents that happened on their trips. Bill and Marilyn traveled extensively after Bill’s retirement, even to Alaska, and their camper stickers gives evidence of all the other states they visited. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Dorothea. Marilyn is survived by a son, Wayne and his wife, Kathleen and their sons, Nathan and Adam Banks; a daughter, Linda Banks, and her son, Christopher Pattison; brother Milford Rhodes and his wife, Jessie; sisters, Eldena Larrabee, and Cecile Gifford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Banks and wife, Evelyn, Merle Banks Potter, Marie Banks Weymouth, and Robert Banks and wife, Edith; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Grove Cemetery, Belfast with the Rev. Richard Reynolds officiating. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the charity of your choice. Arrangement are under the care of the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave, Belfast.