Marilyn Vera Jenison - Celebration of her life/memorial March 4th at 1pm

March 01, 2023
Marilyn Vera

December 13, 1951 - February 9, 2023 Marilyn Vera
December 13, 1951 - February 9, 2023

Marilyn Vera Jenison, 71, passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on December 13th, 1951, in Brainerd, MN, to Clifford and Deloris Hix and lived a life full of love, laughter, and kindness.

Marilyn married her best friend, Lee Jenison, on May 23rd, 1971, with whom she shared over 50 years of love and laughter. Marilyn and Lee built their dream home together in Big Sandy, TX, where they spent many happy years growing their family, hosting parties, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of nature all around their property.

She was a devoted wife and a proud and loving mother to her children: Patrick Jenison, Jeffrey Jenison, Nicolas Jenison, and Jessica Jenison, as well as her two doting daughter-in-laws, Missy Elliott Jenison and Aubrey Flynn Jenison. Her six grandchildren, Gracie and Ava Jenison, Ryder, Sabrina, Crosby, and Nova Jenison, were the center of her world and brought her immense joy.

Marilyn was a cherished sister to Bonnie Holden, Beverly Saxon, Susan Turnblad, and Lori Pasqualino and was affectionately known as Aunty Marilyn to many. Her infectious smile, warm embrace, and generous spirit made her a true friend to anyone. Her kindness, compassion, and selflessness were qualities that set her apart and made her loved by all.

Marilyn was influenced by the teens she mentored as a youth pastor with her husband Lee. Taking large groups of teens on canoeing trips and various outdoor activities to connect with them in nature.

Marilyn enjoyed gardening and cooking and would always drop what she was doing if anyone asked her for help. She was beautiful and strong and always knew the right words to say. She loved her time with family on ski trips, traveling in the boundary waters in Canada, weekends at the beach, lazy lake days, spontaneous fishing trips, and playing card games.She was always up for an adventure with her friends, sisters, and family.

Marilyn was a talented and artistic person with a patient and nurturing spirit. She had a passion for creating beautiful things and loved to spend time on creative projects. Her patience and kind nature made her an excellent teacher and mentor, and she was always willing to share her talents and knowledge with others.

A Celebration of Marilyn's Life will be held on March

4th, 2023, at 1 pm at the Church of Power, 2117 Chinaberry Rd, Gilmer, TX 75645. Family and friends are invited to come together to share memories and celebrate the life of this remarkable woman. Marilyn's love and kindness will be remembered and missed by all who knew her. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of all who were touched by her life. May she rest in peace

Lastly, if you have any photos of Marilyn that her husband and family would enjoy seeing, please email them to the smart photo frame as a way to share your support.