Marion's Beliefs Helped Her Battle; OBITUARIES
MARION JOHN Marion Ray John (nee Davies) was born May 30, 1944, died October 14, 2001, in Pontypridd.
She is survived by husband Bob, daughter Rebecca and grandchildren Bethan, Lloyd and Jack.
POPULAR Valleys nurse Marion John used her strong religious beliefs to help her come to terms with her battle against breast cancer.
And according to her family, despite her suffering she was committed to her career of caring for others.
Marion rebelled against her parents' wishes and through hard work and dedication reached the top of her profession. Her mother and father wanted her to become a teacher but she had long set her mind on becoming a nurse.
The day she left Aberdare County School for Girls in 1962, she walked straight to Aberdare General Hospital to embark on her nursing training with the kind of decisiveness that typified the rest of her career.
Her early training would not only provide a thorough grounding in her chosen career but granted the opportunity to meet her life-long partner.
Marion's training took her to hospitals in Cardiff, including Whitchurch Hospital, where she met student nurse Bob. They married in 1965 when she was 21 and Bob was 20 and their daughter Rebecca was born two years later.
Seven years after starting her training, she was promoted to sister of the new coronary unit at the old East Glamorgan Hospital. …