Marilyn F. Gillaspie
Marilyn F. Gillaspie, age 68, of Midland, S.D., died Friday, November 9, 2012, at her home in Midland.
Marilyn Wiedower was born August 25, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of Joseph and Odelia (Muller) Wiedower. She grew up in San Diego and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace High School.
After a successful career managing doctor offices, she married Conrad Gillaspie, becoming a Navy wife, moving from Idaho Falls to Northern California as Conrad’s deployments changed. They finally settled in Hot Springs, where she put her organizational skills and creative talents into establishing and running the very successful Rocking G Bed ‘n Breakfast.
In September 1999, Conrad and Marilyn moved to Midland. There she served her church as Eucharist minister and loved nothing more than to quietly work her magic with knitting needles or cross-stitch creating works of art and love.
After Conrad’s death on February 2, 2000, Marilyn continued to make her home in Midland, where she has since resided.
She will be missed by her family which includes four sons, Mark Leighton of Rapid City, Matthew Leighton of Lewistown, Mont., Timothy Gillaspie of Santa Rosa, Calif., and John D. Gillaspie of Kingman, Ariz.; one daughter, Connie M. Fergerson and her husband, Paul, of Lennox; several grandchildren; one brother, Gregory Wiedower and his wife, Rhio, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; four sisters, Teresita Connor and her husband, Pat, of Paynes Creek, Calif., Sister Veronique Wiedower, CSC of South Bend, Ind., Margaret Wiedower of El Cajon, Calif., and Rebecca Gilbert and her husband, Douglas, of El Cajon; her stepmother, Patricia Wiedower of El Cajon, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Madeline Wiedower.
A rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, at St. William Catholic Church in Midland.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at St. William Catholic Church in Midland, with Father Kevin Achbach as celebrant.
Interment will be at the Midland Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com