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Marion Cecilia Edwards Kathanga

1947 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Marion Cecilia Edwards Kathanga Obituary
Marion Cecilia Edwards Kathanga 1947 - 2012 Marion Cecilia Edwards Kathanga, 65, of Bakersfield, California, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 9, 2012. Marion was born as Daughter to Joseph and Adelaide Baker in Guyana on March 22, 1947. Early in life Marion developed a great passion for serving others, working as a Registered Nurse, and pursuing a lifelong career in the medical field. After relocating to the United States, Marion excelled in the field of Nursing, specializing in the area of Neonatal Intensive Care. Marion then obtained her Nurse Practitioner Certification in 1992, the crown jewel of her career. With great compassion and a servant's heart, Marion spent the majority of her life caring for others - premature babies in Kern County, many beloved patients, professional colleagues, as well as friends and family. Aside from her career accomplishments, Marion was especially dedicated to the education of children providing assistance at the Bakersfield Adventist Academy and Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church of which she was an active member. Marion married, began a family and shared her early life with Franklin Edwards. Later in life she was married once more to James Kathanga. Marion is survived by sons, Franklin and Erwin Edwards; daughter, Monifa Edwards Lincoln; two who held a daughter's place in her heart, Winetta and Shevonne Baker; brothers, Daniel, Brentnol, Lindon, Samuel, Colin and Joseph Baker; sister, Eileen Baker- Wright; and beloved grandchildren, Isaiah Adams, Yolene Priant, Kiarra Edwards, Marcel Lincoln, Cleaveland Edwards and Joseph Gay. Viewing will be from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93305. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 18th, at Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2600 Kenwood Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Mortuary. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 14, 2012
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