Marilyn Swartz Tourtellot

Marilyn Swartz Tourtellot

September 1, 1930 – February 1, 2020


Marilyn Swartz Tourtellot passed away surrounded by her family in Omaha, Nebraska on February 11, 2020.  She was born on September 1, 1930 in Kansas City, MO, on September 25, 1954.

She was married to George P. Tourtellot, Jr. at Base Chapel on Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, KS.  Together they had three daughters.  Their family moved across the country and abroad to Spain while he served in the Air Force.

Marilyn was a bold interior designer and was known in Omaha as MT Interiors.  Her vision was showcased in Omaha Show Houses, the Officers Club and personal residences throughout the city.  She loved to cook and collect recipes of all kinds.  She was happiest when she was able to host parties, most recently, at her loft in the Old Market.

Marilyn is survived by her three daughters: Tracy Tourtellot Hibbard (Robert) of Omaha, NE, Shelly Tourtellot Hogan of Marietta, GA and Penny Lynn Tourtellot of Bellevue, NE; eight grandchildren; sister; and two nieces.  She will leave a vibrant and colorful legacy on many lives.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE to be held at a later date.  Memorials may be given to Minnesota Independence College and Community.  MICC is a three year post-secondary life skills training program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other learning differences. (



  • Kathy Roy Posted February 15, 2020 10:35 am

    Tracy, so sorry to hear about the los of your Mom. Sounds like she was a fascinating lady. May sh rest in peace. Prayer’s to you an your family. Tom & Kathy Roy

  • Debby Heenan Posted July 9, 2020 10:51 pm

    My mom,Arnie Fink,was a good friend of your mom. We lived next door in Bossier City. I remembered
    My mom,Arnie Fink, was a good friend of Marilyn. We lived next door in Bossier City. Your mom was an excellent cook. Still can almost taste a warm chocolate cake with coffee flavored frosting that she delivered to our house. Also another memory comes to mind- your parents had a fun beatnik party. My mom passed away in 2014. So sorry for your loss. Our moms are irreplaceable!

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