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Marilyn Joan Madigan

November 29, 1930 - April 5, 2014


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Marilyn Joan MadiganMarilyn Joan Madigan, a resident of Beaverton, Ore., died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Parkview Adult Care Home, in Beaverton. She was 83.

Marilyn Joan Madigan was born on November 29, 1930 in Omer, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Hilda (McMillan) Juliette. She was raised and received her education in Michigan. Marilyn graduated from St Michael High School, Flint, Mich. in 1948.

Marilyn moved to Southern California in the early 1960s. Always interested in furthering her education, during the late 1960s and 1970s she attended Chapman College, Santa Ana Calif. and Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif. Later, she attended California State University, Fullerton, where she achieved first a BA in 1981, and then an MA in 1983.

After completing school, Marilyn had a long career in art instruction and making art, teaching at California State University, Fullerton, Santa Ana College, and Laguna Beach College of Art. Later, Marilyn taught in the Older Adults Program, North Orange County Community College District. Marilyn’s work appeared in several solo and juried exhibitions in the area.

Marilyn was a member in a number of professional organizations including Southern California Woman’s Caucus for the Arts, and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. In 2002, she retired from her career in California to live with her family in the Beaverton, Ore., where she has resided since.

Among her special interests were traveling the world to see great art, having visited most countries in Europe at least once, enjoying her dogs and continuing to paint.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Hilda Juliette and her sister, Gerry Polk. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sandra Madigan, of Beaverton, Oreg.; her daughter, Sandra Madigan, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and her brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Sherril Juliette, of Auburn Hills, Mich. Also surviving is her grandchild, Connor Madigan and four nieces and nephews, Sandy, Jeannie, Russell and Daniel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives of Beaverton, Oregon 503-641-9060.