Anyone that has ever been around Marilyn knows that she lives and breathes the spirit of Christmas. One time someone was giving her a bit of criticism about how over board she was about Christmas. She did not understand why it bothered them so much. She had one hobby. She did not own a boat or a camper or a cabin. She owned “Christmas”. Christmas was her hobby. All the suspense, anticipation, planning, gifts, food, family, concerts, parades and decorations and love—that was Marilyn.
Marilyn Henson passed away at Portneuf Medical Center August 10, 2018. She was born at home in Pocatello, Idaho, September 21, 1936, to James Fredrick and Pheobe Jones Condie. She attended Lincoln Grade School and Jefferson Elementary. She went to Irving Junior High and graduated from Pocatello High where she was a member of Pep Club and Drill Team.
She worked at a TV station in Salt Lake City and was the fairy princess on Romper Room, decorated windows at JC Penney, worked for Adult Parole and Probation, Thora’s Travel, Global Travel and Sunrise Travel. She has traveled the world and loved every minute of it. She enjoyed bowling, skiing and swimming and volunteered in PTA, AARP and at the Portneuf Medical Center. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in several positions.
On December 19, 1958, she married Stanley L. Henson. Together they raised four children.
She is survived by her husband Stanley L. Henson and their children Stan Henson Jr. (Bonnie), Tari L. Jensen (Con), Jeffrey S. Henson (Phyllis), and Douglas N. Henson (Vonda), her siblings Colleen Gregory, Richard Condie, Robert Condie and Jimmy Condie, 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Pheobe Condie and one grandchild Shantay Henson.
Nobody will ever fill the hole that is left with her passing. She always made you feel as if you were special and that you mattered. Her zest for life was contagious and everything was better when she was around.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18th, at 11 am at the Gwen LDS chapel, 1433 Gwen St., Pocatello. Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday evening at the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, and one hour prior to services Saturday in the church. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello.