Marilyn Graham Obituary

Marilyn J. Graham
Marilyn J. Graham
Marilyn J. Graham

February 2, 1924 - April 1, 2006
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Marilyn J. Graham, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel located at 6337 Hickman Road in Des Moines. Cremation rites will follow the visitation. A memorial service to honor Marilyn’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Entombment will follow at Masonic Mausoleum in Des Moines.

Marilyn was born on February 2, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa to Fred and Gertrude (Crase) Murray. She was a graduate of East High School. Marilyn was a resident of the Des Moines area her entire life. She married George Graham on December 22, 1945, in Chicago, IL. Marilyn was formerly employed with Homesteaders Life Company in Des Moines, as a Supervisor of Issue Department for 18 years, until she retired.

She is survived by her three sons, Dennis Graham and his wife Ellen of Urbandale, Douglas Graham and his wife Suzanne of Cape Coral, FL and Garry Graham and his wife Sandra of Oswego, IL; daughter, Diane Oleson and her husband Bill of Waukee, IA; seven grandchildren, Sarah Brooks and her husband Jeff of Ankeny, Michael Graham of Iowa City, IA, Kerry Graham of Chicago, IL, Shannon Graham of Calgary, Canada, Erick Oleson of Waukee, Katie Oleson of Des Moines and Mathew Graham of Cape Coral; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia & Alexandra Brooks. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband, George.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Windsor Heights Lutheran Church or the Animal Rescue League.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 - 66th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Thursday, April 6, 2006
1:00 PM
Masonic Mausoleum
1550 - 48th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Thursday, April 6, 2006


Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 66th Street
Windsor Heights, IA US 50322