Marion Alice Livingston

February 2, 1921May 10, 2019

Marion Alice Livingston was born to Harry & Marjorie Wright in Seattle on February 2, 1921. She passed away at the age of 98 on May 10, 2019.

Marion graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle in 1939. She married Oliver Livingston on May 7, 1942; they shared 58 wonderful years together. They lived in Bremerton, WA, Ephrata, WA, Antioch, CA, Longview, WA, and Seattle, WA, before settling in Salem, OR in 1980.

Over the years, Marion enjoyed several secretarial and retail positions. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Salem.

Marion is survived by two daughters: Marjorie Kalal of Longview, WA, and Julie (Clark) Williams of Salem, OR. She has 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Betty; her brother-in-law, Roy; her infant brother, Donald; and her son-in-law, Fred Kalal.

Marion loved to garden, was an avid reader, and a compassionate friend to everyone she met. A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Salem at 1:00pm on Monday, May 20. Memorial contributions can be made to Union Gospel Mission of Salem (345 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR 97301).

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  • Celebration of Life Monday, May 20, 2019


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Jeanne Arana

May 21, 2019

On behalf of my mother, Elvira Lassey and myself, we are grateful for knowing Marian and her friendship. Marian and Elvira shared a table for meals at Manor care, and Marian watched over Elvira, encouraging her to laugh and stay healthy. Blessings on the life of Marian and her family. We miss her.

Elvira Lassey and Jeanne Arana