Marilyn Goode, 64, who had been a lawyer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she most recently focused on improving the management of waste electronics, died Jan. 2 at her home in the District. She had complications from breast cancer.

A friend, Patricia Overmeyer, confirmed the death.

Ms. Goode spent 32 years at the EPA and worked in the Office of Water as well as the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Her honors included EPA’s Gold Medal for Exceptional Service.

Marilyn Goode was born in Knox City, Tex., and grew up on her family’s farm in Seymour, Tex. She graduated cum laude in 1970 from Tulane University in New Orleans and spent three years studying and working as a legal secretary in Madrid. She graduated from the University of Texas law school in 1975.

She was a member of the Washington chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

She had no immediate survivors.

— Adam Bernstein