Ida Elizabeth Marion

July 20, 1925February 21, 2018

Elizabeth (Lib) Craven Marion, 92, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Westchester Manor following two months of declining health.

Lib was born in Guilford County, July 20, 1925, a daughter of the late William Ray Craven and Lelia Payne Craven. She graduated from the Brooklyn School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY in 1945. Lib worked for Dr. Tom Tyson for thirty plus years and was past president of the Mental Health Associates of the Triad. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Emory Marion. Lib was a Life Master duplicate bridge player.

Surviving are a son, James R. Marion and wife Ann; four grandchildren, Julie Marion, Joy Peel, William Marion and Gray Marion; three great-grandchildren, Daniel and Elizabeth Peel and Sarah Marion.

At Lib's request, no services will be held. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Westchester Manor and Hospice of the Piedmont for their loving care of Lib. Memorials may be directed to Mental Health Associates of the Triad, P O. Box 5693, High Point, NC 27262, to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262 or to the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, P. O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450. The family would like to thank all the friends and relatives that have visited in the past weeks for the respect and love that has been shown to Lib. Online condolences may be made at


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Tom Tyson

March 19, 2018

Lib was a sweet and very thoughtful lady who will be greatly missed! Lib and I talked periodically through the years—sometimes with fellow-nurse Doris Raper—reminiscing about their many years working with my dad in his OB/GYN practice in High Point. These were wonderful nurses, very dedicated and skilled in their practice!

Lib was an intelligent and a highly accomplished nurse working with Dr. Tom Tyson for over three decades throughout the late forties, the fifties, sixties and into the seventies, and Dr. Tyson spoke many times of how highly he respected Lib as his nurse!

I greatly appreciate Lib's granddaughter, Joy, calling me and keeping me informed of Lib's illness during those last weeks of her life.

—Tom Tyson, High Point, NC

February 27, 2018

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Ida Elizabeth. I had not seen her in years however before my leaving NC I saw her often visiting her with my sister Annalee. She visited me in Florida once with Annalee on her way to play bridge near Tampa I think. Jimmy I Remember You as a little blond haired boy. Many years ago. I am Aunt Eva's daughter and I live in Ormond Beach Fl and I will be 82 in June. God Bless and take care. Sarah Shoaf Murphy.

Jody McGhee

February 25, 2018

James and Ann, I am so sorry to learn of Lib's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and your entire family.

February 23, 2018

Lib was a great lady that was a good friend for many years. She and I enjoyed some wonderful cruises together, including the Panama Canal. Lunch at the Pioneer Restaurant monthly for a long time was enjoyable. She will be missed by me and all of the friends she interacted with. I know your hearts are saddened by her passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Elaine Wall