Rameses Bautista said the cleaning crew at Marsh & McLennan loved his wife, Marlyn. She was the kind of worker who kept her cubicle and everything around it so neat 'that they didn’t have anything to do,' he said.
Mrs. Bautista, 46, was a born organizer. She worked in the accounts payable department and liked to get there early 'just to get things started' and stay late 'to make sure everything was finished all right,' her husband said. 'That was her style, always making sure everything was in its place.'
When she was a girl, Mrs. Bautista helped sponsor a town festival in Dagupan, in her native Philippines. Mr. Bautista was visiting from another part of the country, saw her, and they became childhood sweethearts, he said. Ten years ago, she became his wife. They moved to Iselin, N.J., and just last year, she received her naturalization papers. When she was not working, Mrs. Bautista enjoyed nature walks. 'She was always amazed by what God could do,' Mr. Bautista said. 'She’s with him now.'