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Marie Elizabeth Manson Obituary
Marie Elizabeth Manson

Marie (Nilson) Manson was born February 9th, 1923, and passed away at her longtime home on May 26th, 2014.

The daughter of Swedish emigrants, Marie was a lifetime resident of Auburn. A graduate of Auburn High School and the University of Washington, she was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, and graduated with a BA in music education in 1949.

Marie loved music, which she taught for the Bellevue school district beginning in 1950. She and husband Lyle spent two years with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. Marie was also choir director at Auburn First United Methodist, and involved with the bell choir for many years.

She had many hobbies, gem and mineral collecting ,nature photography, and card making. Marie was also an excellent cook. Her Swedish meatballs and traditional cookies will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hulda Nilson, sister Helen (Danner), brother Arthur, daughter Donna, and loving husband Lyle. Marie is survived by her son James, niece Lynnia (Nilson) Thibodaux, and nephew Mark Nilson.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 14th, 12 noon at Auburn First United Methodist Church. On-line memorial at priceheltonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 8, 2014
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