Marjorie Mary (Ashby)
Dickson, born October 2, 1921 in Shaw, Oregon to Wayne and Lena
Ashby, passed away on April 17, 2012.
She had been battling cancer, defying the odds by
surviving much longer than expected, and stayed positive and
cheerful into her final days.
Marjorie was raised in Lebanon, Oregon, where her father was a
car and insurance salesman.
Her mother was a seamstress.
After graduating from Lebanon High School, she attended
college at the Oregon College of Education (WOU) where she met
her husband, Adrian (A.J.) Dickson.
They were married in 1945 at Camp Adair.
Marjorie taught at Dallas and in Corvallis at Harding
Elementary School. After
a brief time in Junction City, they moved to Stayton in 1954,
where she taught at Mehama Elementary for 27 years.
Saint Paulís Episcopal Church in Salem.
She loved flowers, books, angels, her grandchildren, and
playing the piano. She was very generous and charitable, giving donations
without anyone knowing that she had been the donor.
She is survived by her
husband, Adrian J. Dickson (Stayton, OR), daughter, Nancy
Campbell (Hillsboro, OR) son, Richard Dickson (Lebanon, OR) and
daughter-in-law Tammy Dickson .
Her grandchildren include Jamie Kerr (San Juan
Capistrano, CA) Brittany Dickson (Christmas Valley, OR) and
Aaron Dickson (Lebanon, OR)
A Celebration of Life
will take place on April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the
Stayton Community Center in Stayton, OR.
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