1927 - 2021
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Marie Diamond Gilson  
Born on August 22, 1927, in Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on January 3, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The cause of death was Covid 19. Her amazing life includes having been a journalist in Knoxville, a Captain in the US Marine Corps, a teacher, a librarian, an acclaimed Washington, DC realtor, a wife and a mother as well as a world traveler. She will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors and will rest with her husband of 45 years, Col. Leslie A. Gilson. Her funeral and her celebration of life will be announced once a date is received from Arlington National Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, granddaughter, and three great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to her family  

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