Marilyn Talley

A funeral service for Marilyn Lea Talley, 67, of Dickinson, will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, with Father Keith Streifel officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Visitation for Marilyn will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home and family will be receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Marilyn passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Marilyn Lea was born May 28, 1946, in Minot, the daughter of Earl and Evelyn (Thingvold) Vendsel. She was raised in Lansford, N.D., where she attended school and graduated from Lansford High, later attending Bernell School for hair.

On July 22, 1966, Marilyn married her high school sweetheart, Dennis Talley, in Lansford. The couple made their home in New Town, where they raised their family, Denise and Mitch. Through the years, Marilyn operated her own daycare until her children entered school. She later worked in food service for the New Town Elementary School, retiring in 1992. Marilyn and Dennis continued to make their home in New Town until 2008, when they moved and made their home in Dickinson.

Marilyn enjoyed going to the golf course, dancing, singing karaoke and visiting with her friends. She enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s activities. Marilyn made friends everywhere she went; her outgoing personality and teasing nature were hard to resist. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Marilyn is survived by: her husband, Dennis; daughter, Denise (Shawn) Soehren, of Dickinson; son, Mitch Talley, of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dalton, Brianna and Tanner Soehren; sisters, Karen Belisle, of Fargo, and Kathy O’Connell, of Branson, Mo.; and grand-dog, Stinker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Evelyn.

The family requests memorials be sent to Dickinson Catholic Schools or a charity of your choice.

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(Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D.)