Marilyn Jio was born October 4, 1948, in Nyack, New York, to Edwin and Elfreda (Vahl) Tucker and passed away September 5, 2018, in Albany, Oregon, at the age of 69.
Marilyn is a 1966 graduate of Blakely High School in Peckville, Pa. She went on to get her nursing diploma from West Suburban Nursing School in 1969 at Oak Park, Ill. Marilyn later earned her BSN degree from OHSU in 1993.
Marilyn worked many places including West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Ill., Owyhee Indian Hospital in Nevada, San Carlos Apache Indian Hospital in Arizona, Yellowhawk Clinic in Oregon, St. Anthony Hospital, Umatilla County Health, Pendleton Internal Medicine, Hanford Health Information Network, Intermountain ESD, Blue Mt. Community College nursing instructor, Umatilla County Jail, and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution.
Besides her numerous jobs, Marilyn found time to quilt and knit, and enjoyed kayaking, beach walking, piano and Tai Chi.
She was a member of the Pacific City Stitchers, Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church, Pacific City Birding and Blues Committee, Community Emergency Response Team and the School Backpack Program.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Allan Jio of Pacific City, Ore.; two sons, Jason Jio of Seattle, Wash., and Darren Jio (Trish) of Philomath, Ore.; a daughter, Callyn Bihr (David) of Missoula, Mont.; two sisters, Geraldine Verhoef (Richard) of Grandview, Wash., and Patricia Perry of Pendleton, Ore.; six grandsons, Maikol, Gabriel, Carson, Russell, Colby and Jackson; and one granddaughter, Molly.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 12 noon at the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church in Pacific City, Oregon. Interment will be held at Nestucca Valley Cemetery, Hebo, Ore.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project or Nature Conservancy.
Arrangements in care of Waud’s Funeral Home, Tillamook, Ore.