Marilyn Fizer Class of  1967


Marilyn Fizer Now


Tomas 5 - Luis 8  - Sophia 1 - Kyle 4 - Emily 1 - Daniel 3

Marilyn and Don's grandchildren


Marilyn and Don March


Marilyn Fizer      Portrait by Jeff Fain

  I went to Miami-Dade after SW - basically waiting to turn 21 to become a stewardess and hopefully a pilot one day - fell in love and got married to Donald March (SW class of 63).  We had our first daughter Darla in 69 and our second daughter Melissa in 72. I started back to school in 77 and had a surprise baby - Donald March III.  Don was a police officer with the City of Miami and we agreed I would stay home with the children. I coached softball, t-ball, was a Girl Scout Leader for 9 years, President of the PTA.   When Donnie started to school I worked part time as a legal secretary and continued there for 7 years until the attorney I was working for died of cancer. I worked at Coral Gables Federal, and Tropical Elem. for a couple of years and then began working as an executive assistant for Former Miami Dolphin - Bob Kuechenberg.  We worked together for 8 years  and became partners in a Promotional Products business.  In 1994 I started my own company, March Promotions, Inc. which will celebrate it's  7th year in business soon.  I have wonderful accounts and continue to be blessed with good business (If you go to Office Depot anywhere in the US and Canada for the Back to School Breakfast for Teachers - you will receive one of the tote bags I produced). My web shopping site is . I have a home office and also was recruited by a Promotional Company, Geiger to takeover some accounts of a retiring employee. My husband retired as Asst.  Chief of Police in 1995 and is currently coordinating and teaching Police Management for U of Louisville, a firm out of DC, and also at LSU for the State Dept. (International Police Training).  Our oldest daughter, Darla is married and has two boys - Luis 5 yrs. and Tomas 2 yrs.  It is true - the reason you have children is so you will have grandchildren. They are better than wonderful !!!  Darla was a Captain in the Air Force stationed in Germany when Luis was born - she was deployed to  Italy so Little Luis stayed with us for 4 months in 1997 - After the separation, Darla and her husband, Luis decided no more military for Mom and came back to Miami in 1998 - Luis works for Nickelodeon Latin America (Graduated from BU with a degree in TV Production) and Darla (Graduated from U of MASS) is now working at US Southern Command on a special reserve bases.  Melissa went to Florida State after one year in Mass. (Too cold) She moved to Germany and took care of Luis in 1997 - then returned to Miami - got a job in Korea teaching English and returned to Miami to continue her education. She meet the man of her dreams in Korea and got married last year - They have a baby boy - Kyle - Her husband, Mark is a Captain in the US Army - They had a formal wedding at Virginia Military Inst. this past May and are currently stationed in Toledo, OH.

  Melissa works for Delta Air Lines so we can now fly standby. ( I travel a lot these days).  Our son Don - graduated from  Univ.  of Evansville (he was recruited to play football) in May of this year. His degree is in Sports Management and is moving back to Indiana as he doesn't like Miami.  Don was on the SW football team that beat Gables (first and only time). I printed T-shirts for the football team to celebrated the victory -  All my children graduated from Southwest.  I live in the house I was raised in - on 82 Ave. and will probably continue here forever. We are currently starting construction our property for a guest house which my parents will be moving into. My dad is 81 and my Mom is 76 - They have lived in Texas for the past 30th years.

  They just spent a month in Colorado at my sisters working on an addition to her home outside of Boulder in the mountains - are in great health and keep busy. I took flying lessons about 10 years ago - but after much consideration ( my family was fearful) I stopped flying.  I have recently taken up golf (my son is teaching me).

  Last year I organized a group from Tri-Sellet ( that illegal Sorority) and we celebrated our 50th birthday in Connecticut at Jane Tripp home. Manny Southerland (Clark) lives in the same town. Marsha Whittacher, Cheryl Seachrist, Kay Ackland (all went to Coral Park) went last year.  This year we had our 2nd Annual 50th Birthday Celebration in Connecticut and Babs Mansene and Dorothy Bradey (Gagliano) joined us. We had a great time again this year and are planning our 3rd Annual 50th Birthday next July.  I'm involved with a program in South Florida called the CHARLEE program. It is a new foster care system which is working. I was able to put Rosie O'Donnel together with Office Depot who donated $1 Million to CHARLEE.  Rosie has been involved with CHARLEE (She lives on Star Island part of the time) and also donated $500,000 she won on "Who wants to be a Million".  I was elected to the board this past year and have three fund raisers at my home with my daughters. A Back to School Brunch (Backpacks filled with goodies) - A Christmas Tea - (gift for the holidays) and in the Spring we will have A Pajama Party (new PJ's for the kids). I also see Eddie Floyd from time to time (we go to the same church) and I just had dinner with Joe Gagliano and Dorothy.

Kindest regards - Marilyn Fizer March

Bio August 27, 2000

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