Marie Graham

June 8, 1921April 18, 2014

Marie Graham, 92, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Marie Ann Thompson was born June 8, 1921, on a farm near Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Amos and Elizabeth (McDonald) Thompson.

On October 9, 1937, Marie was united in marriage to Todd Graham. The couple made their home in the Cedar Rapids area and raised their family there. Marie enjoyed traveling and having coffee with her friends. She was a faithful member and volunteer at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. Most of all Marie’s family held a special place in her heart and she loved Sunday dinners with her great grandchildren and family.

Survivors include her children, Nancy Graham of Cameron Park, CA; and Tim (Gail) Graham of Ankeny; two grandchildren, Brad (Tracy) Graham of Ankeny and Chad (Brenda) Graham of Frankfurt, Germany; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ethan, Noah and Beatrice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Todd; brother, James Thompson and parents.

A memorial service will be held in Ankeny at a later date with burial in Cedar Rapids.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the music ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.


  • Memorial Services Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, August 29, 2014

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Ruth Hobin

April 28, 2014

Deepest sympathies to the entire Graham family. Marie and I had many conversations about your accomplishments. Your successes and happiness were her greatest joy! She will be missed!

Debbie King (Tompkins)

April 23, 2014

Whenever I think of Aunt Marie, I remember her laugh, and I smile. She was such a joy to be around. Sending hugs and prayers.

Bill and Janet Tompkins

April 23, 2014

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Cheryl Tyler

April 21, 2014

Thinking of you and your family. May it comfort you to know that others understand and care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

-Cheryl Tyler

Michelle Miller

April 21, 2014

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and Grandma Graham will be remembered by many people.

Michelle Swanson Miller

Lori Nielsen

April 20, 2014

We extend our sympathy and prayers to all of the family of Marie. I will miss seeing her welcoming smile at Sunnyview. She will be missed by my mom too.
Andy and Lori Nielsen
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