Marjorie Nielsen

Marjorie NielsenMarjorie R. Nielsen, 85, of Vermont died at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 9, 2006, at Wesley Healthcare Center in Macomb.

She was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Worthington, Minn., a daughter of Earl and Naomi Hart Merrill. She married J. Price Nielsen on March 7, 1941, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died Nov. 2, 1976.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Lloyd Merrill; and three sisters, Mabel Mendenhall, Nelda Day and Helen Danner.

Surviving are three daughters, Vallerie (and Al) Mance of Herrin, Mardeen (and Randall) Snowden of Vermont and Wendy (and Martin) Danner of Ipava; two sons, Jeff of Vermont and Kerry (and Rebecca) of Table Grove; one brother, Roy Lee Merrill of Astoria; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She worked at the Vermont Public Library 15 years.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Vermont Christian Church, and was a Cub Scout den mother.

Services were held Tuesday at Kost Memorial Home with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Vermont Public Library or Wesley Village Alzheimer Unit.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/13/2006

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