In memory of
Marilyn Virginia Jones
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In memory of
Marilyn Virginia Jones
Marilyn Virginia Jones March 28, 1930 - Jan. 16, 2020 Marilyn Virginia Jones died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, of natural causes with family and friends close by. Marilyn was born March 28, 1930 in Portland to Roy and Marie Beam growing up in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. She attended Grant High School and was on the homecoming court. Her mother was an avid traveler and Marilyn had several opportunities to see far off parts of the world before attending Oregon State College where she pledged the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married Richard T. Jones June 20, 1953 as he began medical school with over 50 years of marriage until his death in 2008. Marilyn worked for many years at the Oregon Health & Sciences University as a clinical and research laboratory technician, collaborating on a variety of academic papers with her husband and Dr. Robert Koler, whose family was close with hers. Her artistic endeavors included learning and refinement of calligraphy skills and silk-screen printing which she used to produce the Jones family Christmas and Valentines Day cards shared with friends and family for many years. Marilyn volunteered her time to various organizations throughout her life and was a lifelong dog lover. She and Richard enjoyed traveling together, hiking and hunting for wild mushrooms in the forests around Mt. Hood. Above all, Marilyn was a kind and generous woman and loving wife and mother. The lesson she gave to the many who knew and loved her, particularly in the last phase of her life is to always strive to find contentment in the present moment. She is survived by her three children, Gary (Susan), Alan and Neil (Lacee); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Contributions in her memory may be made to the OHSU Foundation (Neil W. and Lacee L. Jones Medical Research Advancement Endowment for Alzheimer's Research) or to your favorite charity. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Marilyn Virginia Jones
Marilyn Virginia Jones March 28, 1930 - Jan. 16, 2020 Marilyn Virginia Jones died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, of natural causes with family and friends close by. Marilyn was born March 28, 1930 in Portland to Roy and Marie Beam growing up in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. She attended Grant High School and was on the homecoming court. Her mother was an avid traveler and Marilyn had several opportunities to see far off parts of the world before attending Oregon State College where she pledged the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married Richard T. Jones June 20, 1953 as he began medical school with over 50 years of marriage until his death in 2008. Marilyn worked for many years at the Oregon Health & Sciences University as a clinical and research laboratory technician, collaborating on a variety of academic papers with her husband and Dr. Robert Koler, whose family was close with hers. Her artistic endeavors included learning and refinement of calligraphy skills and silk-screen printing which she used to produce the Jones family Christmas and Valentines Day cards shared with friends and family for many years. Marilyn volunteered her time to various organizations throughout her life and was a lifelong dog lover. She and Richard enjoyed traveling together, hiking and hunting for wild mushrooms in the forests around Mt. Hood. Above all, Marilyn was a kind and generous woman and loving wife and mother. The lesson she gave to the many who knew and loved her, particularly in the last phase of her life is to always strive to find contentment in the present moment. She is survived by her three children, Gary (Susan), Alan and Neil (Lacee); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Contributions in her memory may be made to the OHSU Foundation (Neil W. and Lacee L. Jones Medical Research Advancement Endowment for Alzheimer's Research) or to your favorite charity. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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