A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, with the Rev. Jean Megorden officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Marilyn was born May 2, 1934, in Little Falls, to the late Peter Elmer and Hertha (Albrecht) Swanson. She graduated from Little Falls High School in 1952. Marilyn attended Gustavus Adolphus College from 1952-1954, and was a member of Sigma Delta sorority. She graduated with a BS degree in Education in 1956 from the University of Minnesota where she belonged to the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Marilyn taught typing and transcription at Long Prairie High School from 1956-1957. She was united in marriage to Warren H. Jones March 17, 1957, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls. They made their home in Brainerd. In 1958, Warren was transferred to the metro area, living in Richfield for four years before returning to Brainerd in 1962. Marilyn was a volunteer for the Brainerd Hospital Auxiliary for many years and was also a member of the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed traveling with her family, sewing, cooking and entertaining friends and family.
Marilyn is survived by her sons, Stephen W. (Frances) Jones of West Covina, Calif., Bryan R. (Susan) Jones of Appleton, Wis. and Gordon M. (Anne) Jones of Faribault; six grandchildren; and sister, Arlyce (Kenneth) Pearson of Federal Way, Wash.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Warren and parents, Elmer and Hertha Swanson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marilyn’s grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher, Derek, Sean, McKenna and Spencer Jones.
In lieu of flowers, Marilyn’s family requests memorial contributions to organizations supporting Alzheimer’s Disease research.
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