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After her military service, Marilyn Leachman returned home. She filed for a divorce from Alonzo Jackson in Louisville, KY in 1951. She was employed in 1956 as an elevator operator at Jefferson Dry Goods there. When she died in Louisville in 1999, she was said to have been a retired nurse. She is buried in Green Meadows Memorial Cemetery in Louisville.
Sources: "62 Women soldiers studying leadership: Regular Army's first race Wacs in training," The Pittsburgh Courier, 12/25/1948, p. 14; U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry); U.S. Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File (Ancestry); Caron's Louisville (Jefferson County, KY.) City Directory, 1956, p. 660; "City and county statistics," The Courier-Journal, 11/21/1951, section 2, p. 16; "Louisville Area Deaths: Marilyn Leachman," The Courier-Journal, 6/16/1999, p. 8; and Marilyn Leachman at Find A Grave.
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|NKAA Source: The Pittsburgh courier (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source: Caron's Louisville (Jefferson County, Ky.) city directory (annual)|
|NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)|
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“Leachman, Marilyn,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 21, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004570.
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