Marian Sharkey, 86

Marian Frances Sharkey, 86, of Mesa, AZ, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa.

She was born in Minnetonka Township, Hennepin County, and was raised solely by her mother, Eva Donley. She was the next-to-youngest of 11 children who early on developed a love of school and learning.

Upon graduating from high school Marian attended Minneapolis business school on a scholarship. Her first job was as a switchboard operator for Flour City Ornamental Co.

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