Elizabeth Marquez (1928 - 2017)

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Elizabeth Hattendorf Marquez was born on Dec. 30, 1928. She was the daughter of Henry W. Hattendorf and Louise Ostermann Hattendorf. Her mother died two weeks after Elizabeth was born and she was raised by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ostermann. She attended Zion Parochial School through second grade. She attended Ocheyedan Public Schools and graduated from high school in 1947.
In 1949, she married Vernon Monjar. They operated the Mound Theater until 1951, when they moved to Chicago, Ill. Vernon attended college and after graduation they moved to Las Cruces, N.M., where they both worked for New Mexico State University.
In 1958, Elizabeth married Melcor Marquez. They moved to Riverside, Calif., and lived there until 1969, when they were transferred to China Lake, Calif. They were the parents of one child, David. Mr. Marquez was employed as a rocket scientist by the U.S. Navy. He died in April 1990. Elizabeth also worked for the Navy in the Environmental Project Office. She retired from there in 1995, after which she returned to Ocheyedan, Iowa. In 2012, she moved to Alaska to be with her son and his family, where she lived joyfully and died peacefully at home on Nov. 8, 2017.
She is survived by her grandson, Mitchell; her son, David; and his wife, Virginia of Eagle River, Alaska.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, followed by a memorial service at St. Peter Church and interment beside her husband in Ocheyedan, Iowa, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Donations can be made to https://chinalakemuseum.org/shoptosupport/.
Arrangements were by Janssen's Eagle River Funeral Home.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 15, 2017