Marian Boughton, age 87, of Janesville, passed away peacefully in her home with loved ones by her side. She was born in her parents little farmhouse and grew up a country girl. She lived in the Milton area on the Kidder farm with her 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Marian worked for Parker Pen during the war times as an assembler. Then on to secretarial work at the MacArthur Mink Ranch. Then her dreams of being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker came true. Her marriage to Don in September of 1947 was the beginning of a 66-year journey together. Marian was talented and creative in many ways and truly loved her hobby of collecting and refinishing antiques. It brought hard work, but she enjoyed the buying trips, doing the antique shows, and making new friends. Nature and wildlife were dear to her and she enjoyed her horses, dogs, birds, and other critters. Times spent at the family cottage at Silver Lake in Wautoma, were special to her, and left everyone with fond memories. She kept busy wherever she was but mostly being helpful to others and thoughtful of their needs. Home was where her heart was making family and friends feel so welcome with her unconditional love. She had such a friendly nature and we are thankful for her example of living her life in a way that reminds us that the simple things matter so very much. We will greatly miss her kind and generous spirit.
Marian is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Doug and Brad; daughter, Jane; and son-in-law, Bob Hill. Their son Dan passed away in 2000. Her 8 beloved grandchildren and spouses include: Rob and Heather Hill, Anna Hill, Erin and Matt Young, Hannah Boughton, Allegrea S. Boughton Rosenberg, Abby and Rich Whippel, Brett Boughton, and Chesney Boughton. Because Chesney lived next door to her grandma and was the last of her grandchildren, they shared a close bond. Her 8 dear great grandchildren include: Lucas, Casey and Cooper Hill, Alora Hill Thom, Mark, Micah and Evan Young and Elijah Whippel.
A Private Celebration of Marian’s Life, our remarkable loved one, will take place in her home. Her family thanks everyone for sending their expressions of sympathy. A special note of gratitude goes out to her dear caregivers: Sharyl Pingel, Alicia Frye (Tender Touch), Donna Hallett and Ann Olson. At this time, we also offer a heartfelt remembrance for the loving care given by Sheri DeWitt, Marian’s first caregiver. Our thanks to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. for their services.
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