Obituary of Marilyn C. Briggs
Marilyn “Linny” C. Briggs was born on October 8th in Dickinson, North Dakota to William and Rhoda Schiller. She transitioned in peace, with her family at her side on June 10th, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Briggs, her son Thomas D. Briggs, her two sisters, Lorry and Kathy, and two brothers, Dennis and Bill. She is survived by her brother Don, seven children, sixteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as a large extended family. Linny was a survivor, living through the Vanport, Oregon flood in 1948. Vanport was also her first experience in life with electricity and running water! She met her husband Bob at a Vanport dance. They were married in 1950 in Portland, Oregon. Eventually, they moved to McMinnville, Oregon where they raised their family. Marilyn worked for many years at Oregon Mutual in McMinnville, Or. She was a wonderful mother, avid gardener, reader, bird-watcher, rock collector, and world traveler, visiting countries on three continents, in addition to numerous interesting places around the United States. Linny knitted many Christmas stockings for family, along with dozens of baby blankets. There was always a jigsaw puzzle to be worked on, and It wasn’t a good day unless her hands were in the dirt, the legions of weeds were defeated and the yard looked “just right”. She belonged to the McMinnville Community Garden, St. Helen’s Circle, Newcomers Club, and a local card and book group. She ruled a highly competitive Scrabble board at over forty family reunions. Marilyn was active until the end! We love you Mom, and we will miss you always! Your loving family! Should friends desire, please give back to Mother Earth in Linny’s honor. Plant a tree or flowers, start a garden, or simply get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Or, donations can be made to the McMinnville Community Garden in her memory. Please send donations to: Linda Mason, 921 SW Fellows CT, McMinnville, OR 97128. Checks should be made out to YCAP noting “Community Garden-Linny Briggs’ on the memo line.
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