In 1951 Marilyn Braley was born in Kansas City Missouri and then moved to Kansas. She moved to Texas when she was nineteen and was soon after baptized, a first generation Christian. She is a member of the United Church of God Houston South congregation. She is married and has two children and five grandchildren.
Besides her grandchildren Marilyn has various interests such as landscaping, understanding what's behind current and social events in the light of God's word and playing Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes on her backwoods banjo.