Marion M. Nunamaker

Born: Sun., Jan. 26, 1919
Died: Tue., Mar. 13, 2012

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Marion M. Nunamaker – a longtime Pendleton resident died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Willowbrook Terrace. She was 93. Viewing will be Friday, March 16th between 9:00 A.M. and Noon, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Private Interment will be held at Olney Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 601 SW Runnion Avenue, Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Marion may be made to Willowbrook Terrace Activities Attn: Theresa, 707 SW 37th Street, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. Marion was born January 26, 1919, in Nooksack, Washington, to Edward and Clara Bollerud. She had two brothers- Howard and Ralph. As a young girl, Marion was known affectionately as "Topsy". She was raised in Nooksack, graduating from Sumas-Nooksack High School in 1936. She received a Teaching Certificate from Western Washington College of Education in Bellingham, Washington, in 1941. Marion married Joseph W. Nunamaker on November 7, 1943, at Seattle, Washington. In 1948 they moved to Pendleton, Oregon, where they raised their children– Richard, Carol and Tom. For a period of time Marion's nephew and niece- Eddie and Judy Bollerud, also lived with them. A devoted housewife and mother, Marion also held a variety of jobs. In the 1960's when Joe managed Pendleton Bowling Lanes, she operated the snack bar there. She was an aid and Certified Nursing Assistant at St. Anthony Hospital and Eastern Oregon State Hospital for about 12 years, retiring from EOSH in 1980. After retirement she helped her husband with work that he did, sometimes climbing the roofs of buildings, helping Joe with repairs. Marion enjoyed traveling and being with family. While raising their family, she & Joe's vacations included trips to the Bellingham area to visit their extended families. Later they often took road trips, camping along the way to their various destinations. Marion was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was an avid Bible reader and devoted much time to activities related to her faith. Her greatest joy came from sharing Bible truths with others. She cherished the many friends she made in her congregation and community, to whom she was known for her caring and compassion. Recently, Marion broke her hip and suffered from Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, she was known and loved for her sweet, positive outlook. She appreciated her friends, family, and those in the healthcare field who lovingly cared for her in her final years. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, husband Joe and son Tom. She is survived by: her son Richard & wife Norma Nunamaker of Boardman, OR, daughter Carol & husband Bob Johnson of Pendleton, OR, daughter-in-law Renee Nunamaker of Pullman, WA, her grandchildren: Melissa & husband Alex Cisneros, Jonathan & wife Lea Nunamaker, Janelle Johnson, Jolynn & husband Jerry Shaw, Jeff & wife Megan Nunamaker and Matthew & wife Robin Nunamaker, and her great-grandchildren: Jared, Michael and Seth Nunamaker, Jerry, Caleb, Riley and Taylor Shaw.

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Jeff Baglio
   Posted Thu March 15, 2012
I remember my aunt as a kind and generous woman. She raised a beautiful family and I know her loving spirit lives through all of us. Jeff Baglio

Linda Webber
   Posted Thu March 15, 2012
You were a delight to know Marion and always a faithful witness. Your presence will be missed, but you will always be in my memory and Jehovah God's too.

Gary and Sandie Reed
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Dear Carol and family, We were so sorry to hear of Marion's death. Mom's are such a special part of our lives. May your God and your faith give you strength to endure this sadness. Be strong and look to the wonderful hope we share when she will be back with us again as Jehovah has promised. We send our love and concern,

Eileen, Tom Moon
   Posted Sat March 17, 2012
Dear Carol and Family, Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I just wanted to let you know that a thought your Mom was a wonderful person. I remember her as our Bluebird leader and all of the fun we had and how nice, thoughtful and caring a woman she was. I'm grateful to have known her.Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Tom, Eileen Moon and Tom LaSarge

Sandy Heaton
   Posted Tue March 20, 2012
Carol, In doing your mother's hair this past year, I came to know Marion quite well. In the short amount of time I knew her, she was a sweet person, very kind. She will truly be missed. Sandy Heaton Hairdresser at Willowbrook.

Loretta King
   Posted Fri May 04, 2012
Carol: This is Loretta: I wanted to let you know that I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of your momma. Just know that I will miss your momma and that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. In love and light: Loretta King May 4th, 2012 Walla Walla, Wa

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