January 27, 1931 — August 28, 2017
Marilyn Ruth Helgason peacefully passed away on August 28, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida at the age of 86 with her family by her side.
Marilyn (Dickinson) was born in Bradenton, Florida in 1931 to R.C. and Laura Dickinson.
She graduated from the University of Oregon where she met and married Jon Halldor Helgason (deceased). The family lived in Oregon, Iceland, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois, Beverly, Massachusetts, and Sarasota, Florida.
Marilyn was a kind, loving, energetic woman who enjoyed a wonderful life that included family, gardening, teaching, sailing and art. She was a business owner, world traveler and a tireless volunteer including as a guardian ad litem in Sarasota County. She was also a talented artist.
Her loving children include Katrin Helgason of Royalton, Vermont, Helga Helgason (deceased) of Jupiter, Florida, Rik Helgason of Jupiter, Florida, Steina Helgason Morley of Fountain Hills, Arizoba, Jon Helgason of Peabody, Massachusetts, and Asta Helgason of Effingham, New Hampshire. Marilyn had ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as two sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Easter Seals. www.easterseals.com.