Marilyn Glenn Lieuallen

Born: Mon., Jan. 25, 1926
Died: Sun., May 19, 2019


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 28, 2019
Location: Adams Community Church

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Marilyn Glenn Lieuallen 1926 ~ 2019 With the passing of Marilyn Lieuallen, the city of Adams has lost one of its most outstanding, adored and compassionate citizens. Marilyn passed away at the age of 93 on May 19, 2019 in Walla Walla, Washington. Marilyn was born January 26, 1926 in Montesano, Washington to D.V. and Lillian Best Glenn. At the age of three she moved with her family to Pendleton. It was then that her lifelong love of horses began. With the support of her family, Marilyn became an accomplished horsewoman. She was a Pendleton Round Up princess and later a Round Up Court chaperone. She devoted many years to teaching novice riders and leading the Adams Pioneer Riders 4-H Club. Upon graduation from Pendleton High School in 1943, Marilyn, accompanied by her favorite horse, attended the University of Oregon. She earned a bachelors degree in English and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She married Sheldon Lieuallen on August 20, 1947. The newlyweds lived in Corvallis while Sheldon completed his studies at OSU. In 1948 they returned to the family farm in Adams where they began their family. Being a farm wife and mother were two areas where Marilyn truly shined. She attended and supported all three sons’ activities and hosted every holiday. All along she maintained close ties with an extraordinary group of friends (Girls’ Club) and neighbors. She also belonged to the Adams Ladies’ Club and PEO. Later in life, Marilyn focused her talent and energy on new interests and hobbies. These included photography and music. Marilyn loved the outdoors and spending time at her mountain cabin. Marilyn was a tireless volunteer. When the Adams school closed, she produced and directed the Adams Children’s Christmas Pageant. The success of this event led to a revival of the Adams Community Church. Marilyn was at the helm of building an addition to the church, a gathering place for the community known as The Friendship Center. Marilyn’s last project was renovating the Adams Grocery Store and Café. She is survived by her sons and their wives Jim (Marty) Lieuallen, Rich (Jennifer) Lieuallen, and Joe (Marla) Lieuallen all of Adams; grandchildren; Mary Lieuallen Alandt, J.T. Lieuallen, Shawn Lieuallen and Lindsey Lieuallen; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Adams Community Church in Adams, Oregon with interment to follow at the Athena Cemetery in Athena, Oregon. Burns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Community Church. P.O. Box 34 Adams, OR 97810 Online condolences may be sent to

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Sandy Ott
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
RIP Marilyn, you were a wonderful woman and an inspiration to me. The Adams community will morn the loss of their wonderful and beloved citizen.

Mary Rabb
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Jim, Rich, Joe and families. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was always there when anyone needed her. She will be greatly missed. I am unable to make the celebration of life but please know I will be thinking of her on that day. All my love and prayers.

Melissa Davis Joseph
   Posted Tue May 28, 2019
Rich, Jim and family. So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was an inspiration to me in all my equestrian endeavors. Probably the best judge I ever competed for. She was always fair - no politics no bs - just looking for the best horseman. She always had time to spend with me after a show to let me know what I did right or wrong and how to improve my performance. She sent me a wonderful card when I was selected for the Round Up court and I still have it in my scrap book.

Gib Griffith
   Posted Tue May 28, 2019
My condolences to the Lieuallen family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and her friends. I really enjoyed my visits with her at church, what a wonderful lady!!

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