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Marjorie (Kunkel) Giles - May 13, 2009


Marjorie (Kunkel) Giles died May 13, 2009 in Roosevelt, Ariz.
She was born March 15, 1931 in Madrid, Neb. to Leslie and Grace Kunkel. At age two, her family moved to Holyoke. After graduating from Phillips County High School in 1949, she attended nurses training at St. Lukes Hospital in Denver for 13 months.
Marj then returned to Holyoke and worked for Dr. Ralston until her move to Tucson, Ariz. There, she met and married Barry Giles in July 1953. They had three sons, Brad, Brian and Bruce.
After her family was raised, she worked several years as a ward clerk at Tucson Medical Center Hospital. In 1987, Marj and Barry moved to Roosevelt, Ariz. where she remained until her death.
Preceding Marj in death were her parents and husband Barry.
She is survived by her sons Brad and wife Donna of Tucson, Ariz., Brian and wife Anna of the Philippines, and Bruce of Prescott, Ariz.; grandson Andrew; sisters Dorothy Reimer, Virginia Jerome and Norma Warren of Holyoke; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Peerless Center or American Cancer Society.