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Marion Winifred Hamilton Briggs - Nickelson
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1932
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1994
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Eugene Norton, Donald Walker Briggs and Donald Nickelson. Daughter of Arthur Harris Hamilton and Charlotte Winifred Schmidt


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, September 22, 1994


Marion Winifred Briggs Nickelson was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Roxbury, Mass., the daughter of Arthur Harris Hamilton and Charlotte Winifred Schmidt. She was one of 10 children.

She was united in marriage to Eugene Norton. To this marriage three children were born; Sandra Marion, Michael Roger and Daniel Timothy.

Later she was remarried to Donald Walker Briggs Sr. To this marriage five children were born; Lori Dianne, Donald Walker Jr., James Phillip, Sherri Lynn and Terry Lee.

Later she was remarried to Donald Nickelson.

Marion enjoyed her family and friends. She loved people and helping people who were less fortunate than herself. She also enjoyed crocheting, visiting shut-ins, and those hospitalized. She loved being outdoors, fishing and being along the water because she said the water gave her a sense of calm and peacefulness.

Because she always wore a smile on her face, she was like a ray of sunshine. She was always interested in brightening others' days. She was a strong person and endured many hardships and trials. She taught her children that faith was something that no one could give you, yet it was also something that no one could take away from you.

She spent her life caring for her children. She also enjoyed her grandchildren immensely. She had an iron will and a spunky spirit. She never gave up. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Donald Briggs and Donald Nickelson; one son, James; an infant daughter; brothers, Arthur and Stanley; and a sister, Frances; and one grandson, Alex Weldon.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Norton, of Des Moines; Michael and Daniel Norton, of Brockton, Mass.; Lori Weldon and husband, Greg, of Knoxville; Don Briggs, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Sherri Williams and husband, Jay, of Weldon; and Terry Briggs.

She is also survived by her brothers, Walter Hamilton, of Hemet, Calif.; Robert Hamilton, of South Boston, Mass.; George Hamilton, of Brockton, Mass.; sisters, Ethel Barry, of South Boston, Mass.; and Marie Ann Rogers, of Quincy, Mass; 17 grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

Funeral services for Marion Nickelson, 61, of Chariton, who passed away Sept. 17, 1994, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center, were held Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Mosher Funeral Home in Chariton. Burial was at the Coal Glen Cemetery in Lucas County near Chariton.
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  Donald Walker Briggs (1927 - 1976)*
  James Phillip Briggs (1961 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Coal Glen Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Skip
Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38884326
Marion Winifred <i>Hamilton</i> Briggs - Nickelson
Added by: Doris Christensen
Marion Winifred <i>Hamilton</i> Briggs - Nickelson
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