– Marilyn B. Palmer Gries passed away April 22, 2010 after a
long illness. She was born March 27, 1934 in Albany, Oregon to
Irving and Barbara (Highberger) Palmer.
She grew up in Cottage Grove and Jennings Lodge before her
family settled in Stayton. She
graduated from St. Mary School and St. Boniface High School.
She married her high school sweetheart, James V. Gries, in
1954. They were married 55 years and raised four children.
worked many years in education.
Her interests included spending time with family, camping,
reading, and watching old movies.
She was a loving and supportive wife, sister, mother, and
was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Jeremy Clark
Gries. She is
survived by her husband Jim; sister, DeAnne Palmer Sumpter; her
sons, Jim and wife, Mary; Gary and wife, Chris; her daughters,
Deedy and husband, Randy; Nette and husband, David; grandchildren,
Craig and wife, Brooke, Jaime and husband, Dave, Marcus and wife,
Jessica, Kelsey, Rachel, Kyra, Erica and Branden and great
family thanks her loving and dedicated caregivers at Brookstone
Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. Contributions can be made to
St. Mary or Regis High School.
vigil rosary will be Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm. and Mass
of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1077 N Sixth Ave.,
Stayton. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.