Marolyn Markham

Friday, October 22, 2010
Marolyn Markham

Marolyn Lemmon Markham of Grand View passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, Oct.18, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A viewing was held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 21, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1947, in Mountain Home, to David and Arlee Lemmon.

She was baptized into the Christian faith, which she practiced all her life.

Marolyn graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1966.

She married her high school sweetheart, Jimmie K. Markham, on May 27, 1966.

For the next four years, she traveled as a Navy wife, returning to Boise in 1970, working at Van's Meat Processing until 1975 to help her husband through college.

Marolyn had five children, Bonnie, Kim, Tony, Dan and Scott.

From 1985 to 1990, she worked at the Mountain Home Head Start.

She attended Boise State University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Early Childhood Development and Special Education. She taught kindergarten, first and fourth grades until her retirement in 2006.

She is survived by her by husband, Jim Markham of Grand View, five children, Bonnie Markham and Chris of Mountain Home, Kim Adeosun and Ayo of Boise, Dan Markham and Nikki of Mountain Home, Scott Markham and Jamie of Mountain Home, Tony Charles and Katie of Mountain Home; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as numerous foster children.

Marolyn's passions were her family, quilting and meeting the needs she saw in people's lives in the community through sharing the love of Jesus.

Marolyn was granted her desire to be at home with her family until the moment of her death. We are grateful to Dr. Lisa Law, her physician and the wonderful staff at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute for their compassionate care.

Donations honoring Marolyn can be made to the Tuesday Quilterıs Club in care of Rimrock Senior Center, 425 Main Street, Grand View, Idaho, 83624. (208-834-2808).