Marjorie Mary (Ashby) Dickson, age 91, born in Shaw, Oregon to Wayne and Lena Ashby, passed away on April 17, 2012. She had been battling cancer, defying the odds by surviving much longer than expected, and stayed positive and cheerful into her final days.
Marjorie was raised in Lebanon, Oregon, where her father was a car and insurance salesman. Her mother was a seamstress. After graduating from Lebanon High School, she attended college at the Oregon College of Education (WOU) where she met her husband, Adrian (A.J.) Dickson. They were married in 1945 at Camp Adair. Marjorie taught at Dallas and in Corvallis at Harding Elementary School. After a brief time in Junction City, they moved to Stayton in 1954, where she taught at Mehama Elementary for 27 years.
Marjorie attended Saint. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem. She loved flowers, books, angels, her grandchildren, and playing the piano. She was very generous and charitable, giving donations without anyone knowing that she had been the donor.
She is survived by her husband, Adrian J. Dickson (Stayton, OR), daughter, Nancy Campbell (Hillsboro, OR) son, Richard Dickson (Lebanon, OR) and daughter-in-law Tammy Dickson. Her grandchildren include Jamie Kerr (San Juan Capistrano, CA) Brittany Dickson (Christmas Valley, OR) and Aaron Dickson (Lebanon, OR)
A Celebration of Life will take place on April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Stayton Community Center in Stayton, OR.
All inquiries are handled by Weddle Funeral Services.