Marilyn Ruth Helgason died peacefully at home. Marilyn (Dickinson) was born in Bradenton, Fla., in 1931. She graduated from the University of Oregon where she met and married Jon Halldor Helgason (deceased).
Marilyn was a kind, loving, energetic woman who enjoyed a wonderful life that included gardening, teaching, sailing, skiing and art. She was a tireless volunteer including as a guardian ad litem in Sarasota. She was a business owner in Beverly as well as a substitute teacher in the public schools.
Her loving children include Katrin Helgason of Royalton, Vt., Helga Helgason (deceased) of Jupiter, Fla., Rik Helgason of Jupiter, Fla., Steina Helgason Morley of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Jon Helgason of Peabody, Mass., and Asta Helgason of Effingham, N.H. Marilyn had many children and grandchildren.
A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Easter Seals at www.easterseals.com.
Published on  September 1, 2017