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ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. - Elk Mountain, Wyo., resident, Marion I. Grieb died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Iverson Memorial Hospital in Laramie following a brief illness with cancer. She was 67 years old.

Marion was born Aug. 5, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., to Paul and Hannah Edwards McCleave. She was raised in Kansas and Montana, graduating form Bozeman Senior High in 1958 and Montana State College in Bozeman in 1962.

She taught English at the Hobson High School and served as the school librarian. She was the state director of the American Red Cross in Wyoming in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

She married C. Robert Border in Bozeman, June 30, 1960. Marion and Bob served Presbyterian churches in Montana at Harlem and Blackfoot Parish, Seeley Lake, Ovando and Potomac; and in Wyoming at Winter Memorial in Casper.

They had four children, Timothy Border of Maryville, Tenn., Robert Border of Hanna, Wyo., Terrel Border of Lincoln, Neb., and Joellen Border DeMers of Chugwater, Wyo.

Marion later married Rev. Ray Grieb in Dixon, Wyo., on July 11, 1985. They retired to Elk Mountain after serving Episcopal Churches in Wyoming and Nebraska.

Marion was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed identifying mountain plants, flowers and birds. She was most faithful to her Lord serving on the committees withing Glacier Presbytery and the Wyoming Diocese. She was "Marion the Librarian" who was often found reading a book.

She is survived by her husband Ray Grieb; children Timothy (Annette), Rob (Teri), Terrel (Alysha) and Joellen; three stepchildren, Andrew Grieb, Glenn Grieb and Diana Richardson; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Jody Wills Sidney of Potomac; a brother David "Sunny" McCleave (Debbie) of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Rev. Paul B. McCleave; her mother Hannah E. McCleave; and her first husband, Rev. Bob Border.

Memorial services were held Saturday, June 7, at St. Matthew Episcopal Cathedral in Laramie, Wyo., with the Rev. Ray Grieb officiating. Interment took place in the St. Matthew's Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to your church of to your local library.

the life of: Marion Isabell McCleave Border Grieb
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