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Marilyn Jean Kevern


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Marilyn Jean Kevern Obituary
Kevern, Marilyn Jean (Jones)
83, fourth daughter of Elmer and Rosa Jones of Caro, Michigan was born June 3, 1933 and passed away August 23, 2016 surrounded by family. Marilyn is survived by her husband Ronald Kevern, her three children and their spouses, Rev. Dr. Debra Bronkema (John), Brent Kevern (Jennifer), and Bradley Kevern (Alison), grandchildren Jared (Hannah), Alaina, Nicklaus and Lauren Kevern, Calyn, Dylan, Logan and Caleb Bronkema and Rob, Zach and Joey Dykes and by seven nieces and nephews. A drum majorette from ages 5-22, Marilyn graduated from Caro High School in 1951 and from Central Michigan University in 1955 with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Marilyn met her husband Ronald B. Kevern at Central Michigan. They were married on August 20th, 1955 and settled in Rochester, Michigan where she began her teaching career at Harrison Central Elementary School. Eventually, she returned to school in the evenings to earn her Masters, and became a learning consultant. She taught in the Rochester school system for a total of 25 years before her retirement in 1993. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, P.E.O., and the Mountain View Presbyterian Church and Church Choir. After her retirement, she became a very active member and lecturer of the Beatrix Potter Society, giving presentations to over 4000 students in schools and conferences across the country. Visitation will be held Friday, August 26, from 6:00-9:00pm at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27 at 2:00pm at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8050 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258. In lieu of flowers, Marilyn wished donations be made to the Ron B. Kevern Endowed Scholarship Fund at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan or Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 26, 2016
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