Marian L. Brizendine, 85, of La Grande died May 26 at a local care center.
A memorial service in Boise will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Summers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brizendine was born Jan. 26, 1919, to Archibald and Viola Jenkins in Bristow, Okla. On Sept. 3, 1938, she married David Brizendine in Ontario.
The couple were divorced in 1972. She lived in La Grande from 1960 to 1969 and for the past four years and had worked for J.C. Penney in La Grande, Pendleton and Boise. She enjoyed traveling, softball and bridge and was considered a rebel. Her friends called her Nerd, Precious or Sterns.
She was a member of the sorority Epsilon Sigma Alpha, the Order of Eastern Star Hope Chapter, a charter member and past president of the Emblem Club in Ontario, past president of the Boise Eagles Auxiliary, and past president of the Idaho State Eagles auxiliary.
Survivors include children and their spouses, Cami and John Conners of Boise, Susan and Bob Schnell of La Grande, and Dan Brizendine of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Billy Jenkins of Coarsegold, Calif., a sister, Jane Limbaugh of Chandler, Ariz., and other relatives.
A brother and a sister died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Boise Eagles Humanitarian Fund or the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O. Box 1100, Boise 83701.
Observer – Obituaries May 31 – June 5, 2004 Published: July 1, 2004