Marilyn Dumbleton
Marilyn Dumbleton
Marilyn Dumbleton

Obituary of Marilyn J. (Gibbons) Dumbleton

Marilyn J. (Gibbons) Dumbleton, 93, of Lacey, Washington, and formerly of West End, North Carolina, and Geneva, New York, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Panorama Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center in Lacey on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Marilyn was the daughter of the late Lester and Mabel Jackson of Geneva, New York.


Marilyn was a graduate of Geneva High School and Potsdam University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She taught music at Geneva Junior High until she received her Teaching Certification at SUNY Geneseo to teach grades kindergarten through sixth grade. She taught fourth grade at Prospect Avenue Elementary School in Geneva until she and her husband, Jack, retired to move to West End, North Carolina.


Marilyn was an avid golfer and loved to work in her garden. She also sang in the church choir along with a women’s barbershop quartet. She served the homeless population through West End Presbyterian Church in West End, North Carolina, and also tutored the children of migrant families after school at the church.


She is survived by a son, James (Mary) Gibbons of Olympia; a daughter, Cheryl Gibbons Woodington of Olympia; and three grandchildren, Katie, Lucas and Ian Gibbons; along with several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Barbara Young and Helen Lovley.


She is now reunited with her husband, Jack, and their beloved dog, Polly. She will be missed.


Her family held a Celebration of Life for both Marilyn and Jack when their ashes were placed together at Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater, Washington.


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