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Marilyn Nola (Scott) Thompson

September 7, 1943 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 77)


Marilyn Nola (Scott) Thompson, 77, of Elgin, OR, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at her son’s home in Baker City, Oregon.

Marilyn was born on September 7th, 1943 in LaGrande, Oregon, to Noel and Ethel (Halsey) Scott of Elgin, Oregon.  She graduated from Elgin High School in 1961 where she participated in many activities and sports.  She also attended Eastern Oregon College.

Marilyn married Terry Helman of LaGrande and they had three children Kari, Darin, and Kristi. Due to Terry’s employment with ODOT, the family lived in LaGrande, Pendleton, John Day, Nyssa, Ontario, and settled in Baker.  She later married Miles Thompson in Baker where they lived for several years.  They later settled out on her childhood home on Cricket Flat outside of Elgin, Oregon where she lived until her death.

Marilyn worked for the First National Bank in LaGrande and Baker and later was co-owner, with her sister of Certified Personnel Service Agency of LaGrande and Baker City.  She also worked for several insurance agencies in Baker and LaGrande.

Marilyn gained many lifelong friendships and cherished her family.  She could not be prouder of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. “Mare” was that mom who never missed her children’s sporting events and other school activities.  She was also that mom who treated all her children’s friends as part of her family.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Miles Thompson, son Darin Helman, daughter Kristi Helman, and stepson Miles (Mick) Thompson.  She is also survived by her sister Anita (Jeffrey) Wilson and brother Harlan Scott.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Lindsey Helman, Logan Hagey, Connor Hagey, Shaun (Lucy) Roland, Evann Brown, and Eiann DeLint; several great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Noel and Ethel Scott, her sister Rosalie Winter, her daughter Kari DeLint, and granddaughter Katie Helman.

At Marilyn’s request, there will be no services.





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