Marilynn Joyce Tierney
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Marilynn Joyce Tierney
  • March 11, 1935 - July 4, 2017
  • San Jose, California

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Marilynn Lewis Tierney was born in San Jose on March 11, 1935 to Kenneth and Dorothy Lewis. She graduated from San Jose High School and San Jose State College with a degree in Home Economics and General Education. At SJSU she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Marilynn first taught at Markham Jr. High, and then kindergarten to American children in Germany, where she was an army wife. Home again, she found herself teaching at Roosevelt Jr. High, Burnett Jr. High and San Jose High Academy. Marilynn also enjoyed teaching sewing for many years with adult education. Her brother is Robert Lewis, her children are Tim Tierney in Austin, Texas, and Jill Tierney of San Jose. She was a grandmother to David Tierney, and Kayley & Brenna Bowman. You may have known Marilynn from craft shows, where she sold American Girl doll clothes. Sewing was her main hobby, but she also enjoyed miniatures and antiques. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, July 20 at Willow Glen Funeral Home 1039 Lincoln Ave San Jose. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Gold Ribbon Rescue (Golden Retriever Rescue), PO Box 956, Austin TX 78767.