Funeral services for Marilyn McCormick were held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD.
Burial was in the Winner City Cemetery in Winner, SD. Mason Funeral Home of Winner, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn was born to Clyde and Leona Jones in Dixon, SD, on March 1, 1931. She lived on her parent’s ranch/farm where she enjoyed climbing and exploring the hills.
During her high school years, Winner became her home during the week.
She went to work as a telephone operator and worked there until she met and married Richard
(Dick) Snow in 1950. They resided on several farms until they moved to Hamill, SD, where Marilyn ran the General Store, and worked in the post office, as well as taught Sunday School in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
She and Richard had four children, Cindy (Lucinda), Vicki, Brent, and Brian. She enjoyed working. Never had a dull moment between her family, work, garden, church, and just helping others when help was needed.
In 1960 Marilyn and Richard moved to Winner where she started selling World Book Encyclopedias.
Later on, she would work in the school system helping special ed children. She went to school to get training so that she could do her job better and received her certification. She loved her work with them. Later she went to work at the Country Library.
Dick became ill with cancer and Marilyn quit her job to take care of him until he passed away in 1986.
Keith McCormick came knocking on her door a few years later and a courtship that had started back in high school resumed. They were married in 1990 in Winner. They made their home in Valentine, NE where Keith resided.
She went to work at the Pineview Nursing Home. She drove their van for them and enjoyed meeting and helping people. She and Keith enjoyed several years in the Cherry Hills Assisted Living in Valentine, NE, until health made it impossible to reside there any longer.
Marilyn McCormick, age 89, of Winner, SD passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Center in Winner, SD.
Keith McCormick, Marilyn’s husband, survives her along with her daughters, Cindy (Jim) Hudson, Vicki (Larry) Alter, and sons, Brent (Kay) Snow, and Brian Snow; two grandchildren: John (Calla) Alter and Christopher (Kim) Alter; five great-grandchildren; step-children, Linda (Ron) Eggleston, Kathy (Tom) Gunderson, Keith (Ronna) McCormick, and Mike (Sheri) McCormick, along with numerous other family members.
She was preceded in death by her brother Wilmer Jones, sister Mable Powell, sister-in-law Janice Jones, parents Clyde and Leona Jones, husband Richard (Dick) Snow, brother-in-law Johnny Powell, sister-in-law Ruth Jones, sister Dorothea Newman, and brother John Jones.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist Church of Valentine, NE.