Marilyn Dickerson Leibold

January 13, 1925March 24, 2020

Marilyn Dickerson (Sawtell) Leibold, 95, of Richardson, TX, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020. She was born in Brockton, MA, in 1925 to Merton and Ruth Sawtell. She was the fourth child of 7. Marilyn graduated from Brockton High School in Brockton, MA. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she earned her BA degree and met her future husband, Harry Leibold. They were married in 1948. They lived and raised their family in Cleveland, OH. Marilyn taught remedial reading for 27 years in the South Euclid/Lyndhurst, OH school system. She was active in the Presbyterian Church throughout her life. Once retired, Marilyn and Harry toured the US with their Airstream trailer. They ventured to all corners the United States and made 4 trips to Alaska. They eventually relocated to Mission, TX, in the Rio Grande Valley, for the winter months and went on camping caravans throughout the warmer months. Marilyn is survived by her sister, Marise MacIntosh, her children, Susan Leibold, Nancy Leibold Wood and John Leibold. She was loved by her grandchildren Jay Leibold, Nicholas Leibold, Armando Wood, Alexandra Leibold, her great-granddaughter Sawyer Leibold, and numerous nieces and nephews. Throughout her life she embraced meeting people, entertaining, new experiences and games. She loved to play Bridge, canasta, dominoes, do Sudoku puzzles and cryptograms. She continued to knit and crochet and has blessed her family with numerous pot-holders, hats and other handmade items. She loved visiting with old and new friends and frequently watched her favorite team, the Cleveland Browns on Sundays. When the current environment permits, the family will be planning a celebration of her wonderful life.


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PJ Spur

April 2, 2020

Marilyn was always so kind and friendly. When I met her at John and Kathey’s wedding, her smile and her kind eyes said it all. She and Harry were so cute together and you could feel the love they shared between themselves and that love extended out, throughout their entire family. My favorite memory was a time she led Christmas Carols and Harry played his horn at a family get together.