Born on July 20, 1935 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ethel D. (Griffin) Howard.
Marion graduated from Queensbury High School, and then received her Nursing degree from Putnam Hospital School of Nursing in Bennington, VT.
On July 26, 1969, in Glens Falls, Marion married Raymond E. Lemery. He passed away in 1993, after 24 years of marriage.
Marion was employed as a nurse in several area nursing homes. At one time, she was a charge nurse at Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle and then at Westmount Health Facility in Queensbury, where she retired in 1987. Following her retirement from nursing, Marion began her employment at Queensbury School District and retired from there in 1997.
The center of her life was her family. Marion loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a fabulous knitter and created many beautiful gifts for her family. Marion also kept busy doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was an avid John Wayne fan and would often say, “He could eat crackers in my bed, anytime.”
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Walter Howard, William Howard, Jr. and Clifton Howard; four sisters, Eilleen Lansing, Jessie Benson, Lorraine Saville and Jean Bohlman.
Survivors include her children, Keith Lemery and his wife, Kristina of Hudson Falls, Kimberly Rivers and her husband, Norman, of Hudson Falls and Julie Miller and her husband, George, of Glens Falls; her sister, Florence Phillips of Willsboro; her grandchildren, Lukas Lemery, Ava Lemery, Chelsea Rivers, Valarie Miller, Joy Meyer and John Miller; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company, 3715 Burgoyne Avenue in Kingsbury.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or Ronald McDonald House, 139 S. Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208 or Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.