Alison Marlett June 13, 1945 - December 7, 2020

Alison Luedtke Marlett, 75, of Brevard passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Solace-CarePartners.  She was the daughter of the late William George and Faith Dalrymple Luedtke.

Alison was born in Milwaukee, WI and retired from Clemson University where she taught accounting for 30 years. She was an avid reader and loved learning and traveling with her husband, Wayne. She was a wise soul and generous spirit.

She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Douglas Marlett; her beloved daughter, Rachel Margaret Drews; her wonderful 3 brothers, Bill, Paul and Robert and their families; her cousins on both the Luedtke and Dalrymple sides; and life-long friends.

Alison was a member of the UU church and choir in Brevard. She had a beautiful voice to match her kind heart. We will miss her dearly.

No services are planned at this time.

Leave a Condolence


  1. Susan and Steve says

    Rachel, Steve and I are so sad to hear about Alison’s passing. We are holding you in our hearts. We have such wonderful memories of you and your mom. The many talks we had with Alison were such a testament to her wonderful life and to the love she holds for you. You must be grieving her physical loss terribly. Hopefully, we can see you again on Fridays soon.

  2. Allison Bowden says

    We are sending your family love, prayers, and wishing you comfort. Rachel will carry on Alison’s bright spirit and zest for life. Rachel inspires me to be a better person even at our distance. Much love and peace ~ Allison Sill Bowden

  3. Pat Bennett says

    Alison was in our Freewrite Fridays writing group. She truly found her voice and she will be dearly missed. Robert Louis Stevenson said ” Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” My heart goes out to you.
    Pat Bennett

  4. Jim Palmer says

    Rachel, Salley Palmer Ouellette and Kate and Jim Palmer are so sorry of the news of your mother’s passing. May you and your family know Peace and Understanding, and that you experience Joy in knowing the wonderful life your mother lived on this earth.

  5. Richard Klein says

    I wish to send my sincere condolences on the passing of Allison. She was a very dedicated professor and a wonderful teacher.

  6. Dr. Ralph Elliott says

    Allison was a brilliant professor at Clemson University and an outstanding colleague. We always enjoyed interacting in good old Sirrine Hall. Our condolences to the family.
    Linda and Ralph Elliott