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Marilyn Ann Jerde

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MARILYN ANN JERDE Marilyn was born in Hibbing, Minnesota on June 5th, 1934 to parents Martin and Anne Verrant. She had one sibling, her brother, Martin James Verrant, Jr. She was raised in Keewatin and graduated from Keewatin High School, then moved to Long Beach, California and attended college at Long Beach City College. Marilyn worked at North American Rockwell in Downey and Anaheim, California as an executive secretary for 10 years. In 1956 she met the love of her life, Lee Jerde. They married in 1956, and raised three daughters: Kathy, Marie and Cindy. She was also a guardian to her husband's niece and nephew, Pam and David Ridlon, after their parent's premature passing. In 1988 Marilyn and Lee moved from Corona to Woodcrest, California and built their dream house, where she lived happily in a more rural setting amongst the orange trees. Marilyn found joy in nature; she loved to garden and had a particular fondness for the wild birds that would visit the birdfeeders she had set up. She enjoyed baking and always had fresh baked goods on hand, which she loved to share with friends and family. Her other interests included camping, motorcycle riding, shopping and playing cards with friends. Personally speaking, Marilyn had the most generous heart, always excited to welcome people into her home. She loved the Lord deeply, her faith in Jesus Christ carrying her through many difficult times, not the least of which was her battle with cancer. She was an amazing mother, wife and friend. Marilyn leaves behind a legacy of love that impacted so many lives. We will all miss her more than mere words can ever express. Memorial service will be held on November 16, 2012, 12:00PM at Harvest Christian Fellowship, 6115 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Loma Linda University Hospital, Children's Cancer Research, 11175 Mountainview Ave., Suite A, Loma Linda, CA 92354 in Marilyn Jerde's name. Arrangements are Entrusted to the Care of 9695 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 785-4071 Please go to www.akesfamilyfuneralhome.com and sign the guest book.

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Published in Press-Enterprise from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16, 2012
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