Marilyn Ruth Hibben, 91, passed away Saturday night, August 7, 2021. She was surrounded with family in her passing, in Powell, Wyoming.
Marilyn was born March 30, 1930, in Denver, Colorado to Evelyn P. (Morris) Stone and Claude Stone. Shortly after Marilyn’s birth she was adopted by Frank G. Townsend. She graduated from Arvada High School and attended college classes at University of New Mexico.
In 1948, she married Donald Eugene Perkins and had three children, Lois, Shari and Norm. In 1955 Marilyn married Marshall Rapier and had one child, Ruth. In 1976 she moved to Albuquerque and became an Archaeology Lab Assistant at UNM. In 1993 she married Dr. Frank C. Hibben and they had many wonderful world adventures together. She lived in New Mexico from 1976 until 2015 when she developed Alzheimer’s disease and moved to Wyoming to live with her daughter Shari. Shari and her husband Randy took care of Marilyn for the rest of her life.
Marilyn was a talented artist, homemaker, and worked various jobs until she begin an archaeological lab assistance. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her interests included nature hikes, reading and world travel. Later in life she was fortunate to travel to many countries and be part of several safaris.
Survivors include her children Shari A. (Perkins) Wollam, D. Norman Perkins, Ruth L. (Rapier) Ruckman, six grandchildren Leia, Christopher, Aaron, Ryan, Paul, and Jenny and 15 great grandchildren.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Hibben, her parents Frank and Evelyn Townsend, her brother Frank G. Townsend III, her daughter Lois Irene (Perkins) Madrid, and her granddaughter Lola (Ruckman) Macfarlane.
A graveside service will be held on Monday August 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery, Los Alamos, NM.
Memorials may be sent to the The Rocky Mountain MS Center, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization, Federal ID number 84-0795455. https://www.mscenter.org/care/meet-our-team/67-home/engagement/282-make-a-donation
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.riverafamilyfuneralhome.com or to Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations, 1627 A, Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544