Mara Jo Bigum
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
On Sept. 1, 2011, Mara Jo Bigum passed away at her home in Miramar Beach Fla. She was 88 years old.
Mara Jo left this life to join her husband – Alfred Clark Bigum – who died in 2008. Mara Jo Is survived by her sons Richard Bigum and wife Mona of Calif., Randall Bigum and wife Deborah of Fla.; granddaughters Lindsay Huttman and husband Dan of Va. and Courtney Bigum of Fla.
Mara Jo was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and grew up in Colorado attending Colorado Woman’s College and received her degree in music. She gave piano, accordion and organ lessons in her home starting at the age of 13 and continued until she retired in 2004.
Mara Jo was a faithful wife and partner with her husband (“Alfred” to many but “Clark” to his family) in their dedicated service of almost 30 years in the United States Air Force. While they lived in many places over their 65-year marriage, they settled in Springfield, Va. over 40 years ago. After the death of her husband, Mara Jo moved to Fla. to be near her son’s family.
A private service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA, on Oct 19, 2011 to place her ashes next to her awaiting husband’s. There, in that hollowed place, their ashes will be placed side by side, but their loving spirits are now rejoined as one.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted on line at http://www.mclaughlinmortuary.com.
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