June 5, 1935 - Oct. 22, 2009
HOLBROOK -- Marilyn G. Jurey, age 74, of Holbrook, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge on Oct. 22, 2009.
She was born in St. Francis on June 5, 1935, to Melvin G. and Grace L. (Armstrong) Catt. The family moved to Wilsonville where Marilyn attended school for 11 years. Marilyn enjoyed playing sports in High School. She played volleyball, ran track and was on the boys relay team, rode horses and played softball in the summer.
On April 26, 1952, she was married to Lawrence Arthur Jurey in Norton, Kan. To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl.
The family lived in Iowa for several years near Tabor, Thurman and Sidney area. Marilyn stayed home and Lawrence worked in the rock quarry and later Crownline Plastics. Marilyn was the neighborhood stop. She always had a house full of kids.
The family moved back to Nebraska around the Hendley area and later to Wilsonville where Lawrence was a salesman and warehouse manager for the plastic company. Marilyn helped in the business. She later ran the café in Wilsonville after her mom retired. She moved to Holbrook after her parents died to be closed to her daughter Joe. During this time Marilyn worked at Burger Bob's in Arapahoe and most recently was a hostess for the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.
Marilyn loved to garden and can. She was an avid bowler on the D and D Service team, a member of the WIBC, Royal Neighbors. She made many afghans, crocheting, embroidery projects. She was a volunteer for the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross, Holbrook Fire and EMS. She especially loved her pets: Sassie and Chip.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lawrence.
She is survived by her five sons, Melvin Benny and wife, Kathy, Mike Lavern and wife, Colleen, Bertie Ray and wife, Laurie, Lawrence Lynn and wife, Lauretta, Chester Gene "Opie" and wife, Shelly; her daughter, Joe and husband, Kim Helms; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, 10 a.m., at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge with burial in the Wilsonville Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Holbrook EMS or Wilsonville Cemtery and can be left at the mortuary in Cambridge
Lockenouer-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.