Marjorie J. Brawthen-Chiarito, age 97, the mother of Sandra and Ron Mannz, Jim, John and Mark Brawthen. She was a resident of Garnette Gardens and Wood Dale Nursing Home of Redwood Falls, formerly of Ukiah, California. Marjorie passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls. Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Living Word Church in Redwood Falls with burial at a later date. Visitation will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Saturday at the Living Word Church in Redwood Falls.
Marjorie was born to Hiram and Alpha (Wall) Winnop on August 18, 1922 in Canon City, Colorado. She grew up in Oregon and California. She moved to Minnesota to attend Northwestern Bible College. She married Elwin T. Brawthen and together they raised 6 children. After Elwin passed away she later married Americo Chiarito. Later in life she attended Caῆada College and Mendocino Colleges in California along with her sons. She achieved the honor of being on the Dean’s Lists many times.
Marjorie had many interests during her lifetime. She loved to garden she was a naturalist. She grew a grapevine onto a trellis and made jelly and fruit leather from those grapes. Marjorie was an artist, her favorites were barns and flowers to paint. She served as secretary of the Mendocino County Arts Association in Ukiah, California. She played some piano, more for her own enjoyment. Marjorie was very athletic and competitive all of her life. She rode horses, swam, played golf, basketball and wii bowling was a later favorite.
Marjorie is survived by her children, Sandra (Ron) Mannz of Redwood Falls, John Brawthen of Redwood Falls, Mark (Kathleen) Brawthen of Hesperia California, James Brawthen of California, and daughter in law Marlene Brawthen of Staples, Minnesota. She is survived by her step sons, John (Flora) Chiarito of California and Bob (Donna) Chiarito of California. Marjorie is survived by 8 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Elwin Brawthen and Americo Chiarito, sons, Joseph Brawthen and David Brawthen.
Blessed be her memory.