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Marilyn B. Palmer Gries
March 27, 1934 – April 22, 2010

Stayton – 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.

She 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 grandmother.

She 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 grand-daughter, Emmy.

Her 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.

The 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.


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