August 11, 1954 - October 20, 2018
was born on August 11th, 1954 in Toledo, Oregon to Russell
Gray and Thelma Humphries. She graduated from Toledo
High School and moved a few years later to the Stayton area to
be close to her sister Nancy.
Soon after moving
close to her sister Nancy and brother-in -law, Marianne became
aware of Rick Schweikert, who was freshly discharged from the
Army and living in Dallas, Oregon. Rick would often visit his
brother who was Nancy’s husband when he came to town. Rick
caught Marianne’s eye and soon enough the two were dating.
After a short courtship, the two would then be married on
February 1974 in Toledo, Oregon. A few years later the
two would adopt their son Kevin.
Early on Marianne
would work as a cook and then as a cook for the Turner Care
Home. This would start her on a lifetime of caregiving.
She worked privately and for differently agencies during her
career but her most notable job was for Visiting Angels.
She signed on with them when they were first getting started
and worked many years for them as a nurse.
Marianne loved to
read and would often lose herself in Harlequin Books and
collected many of them over the years. Another passion
of hers was sewing. She would often make her own
clothing so that she didn’t have to spend money at the
stores. On Saturdays, she was often seen at the Lebanon
Saturday Market where she would sell her baked goods.
This was an opportunity for her to socialize and keep up with
the goings-on, as well as, earning a little extra cash.
On October 20th,
2018 Marianne passed away in Albany, Oregon. She was
preceded in death by her parents Russell and Thelma, sister
Nancy and son Kevin. She is survived by her loving husband of
almost 45 years Rick Schweikert.
public viewing will take place October 25th, 2018 at Weddle
Funeral Service in Stayton from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM,
Oregon followed by a graveside service at Miller Cemetery at