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Marilyn Lillian McGowan

Marilyn Lillian McGowan

Female 1924 - 2010  (86 years)

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  • Name Marilyn Lillian McGowan  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 3 Apr 1924  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 May 2010  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried Cedar Memorial Park Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I10468  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Family Robert W. Jensen,   b. 21 Oct 1917, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 2009, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1942  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Robert A. Jensen
     2. Gary Jensen
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F3791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to the Social Security Death Index, Marilyn L. Jensen (SSN issued by Iowa) was born 3 Apr 1924 and died 31 May 2010 while living in Cedar Rapids, IA.
    • Obituary, The [Cedar Rapids, IA] Gazette, p. 9A (2 Jun 2010):
      "Marilyn L. Jensen, 86, died Monday, May 31, 2010, in her sleep with family close by. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Cedar Memorial Park....
      "Surviving to honor her memory are two sons, Robert (Karen) of Clarence, and Gary (Theresa) of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Robert M. Jensen, Jennifer (Danny) Spiker, and Joshua and Alex Jensen; great-grandson, Sage Spiker; and a special niece, Sara (Paul) Soglin of Madison, Wis.
      "She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucyle Falconer; and other members of her family who Marilyn considered her own.
      "Marilyn was born April 3, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, to German-Scotch Irish parents, John A. and Anna (Baer) McGowan. She attended McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids. She married Robert W. "Bob" Jensen on July 3, 1942. They shared a wonderful life together for 67 years before "Hardrock's" passing late in 2009. The family knew that Marilyn would not want to be alone without Bob at her side.
      "Marilyn was an extraordinary woman who experienced many things in life; she lived in West Virginia during World War II while Bob was serving his country, helping the war effort as many Navy brides did in those times. After returning home with Bob she worked for various businesses until she found employment at Collins Radio Co. To say that Marilyn enjoyed her job was an understatement because this is where she met the many lifelong friends that helped enrich her life and touch so many more hearts. Marilyn's workplace was her social world where she watched so many of her friends raise their families, enjoying the good times and the tough times. She was proud to be a part of the "Space Program" and had the opportunity to meet some of the astronauts where she was recognized for her talent.
      "Marilyn was the matriarch of the family and for everyone who knew her; she will be remembered for her great sense of humor and magnetic personality. Her work ethic was incredible and to those who knew her well, appreciated the fact that she was not shy about giving advice or letting you know how she felt. She embodied compassion and would always lend a hand in need. Marilyn raised a family known for the love of the outdoors. She enjoyed being a member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Marilyn shared Bob's passion for the outdoors and became accomplished in trapshooting as they traveled to the many competitions around the state...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Marilyn L Jensen; 2 Jun 2010).

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Robert W Jensen; 1 Nov 2009).

    3. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    4. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).