Marlene Hagan, 74, lost her battle with COPD on January 24, 2015 at Banner Hospice House, Sun City, Arizona, surrounded by her loving family. A graduate of Manhattan High School, in Manhattan, Montana, Marlene spent the majority of her life in Ashland, Ohio where she worked at Eagle Rubber and Harold Motors. After retirement, she moved to Bozeman, Montana, and finally to Congress, Arizona where she enjoyed traveling, 4-wheeling, reading and playing bingo. Marlene's passion for life was exceeded only by her loyalty to her friends and family. She was always the first to come to a friend in need and likewise her friends were by her side until the very end. The warmth she felt from the thoughts and prayers of friends helped her through the toughest of times.
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Marlene was preceded in death by her mother and father, Roy and Margaret Campbell, her life partner Chuck Hagan, and grandson David Forbes. Surviving Marlene are her three children; Dawn Forbes and husband Dan of Ashland, Ohio, Vince Kolacz and wife Nicole of Beach City, Ohio, Steven Kolacz of Ashland, Ohio. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Adam Forbes, Aaron Forbes and Mikki Crist, and four great grandchildren. Marlene is also survived by her siblings, Delbert Campbell of St George, Utah, and Dixie Wharton of Glenco, Oklahoma.
Marlene lived life to the fullest and loved to laugh and spend time with her friends. While she requested that no services be held, she would prefer that her friends remember her with a smile on her face, having a great time. Memorial donations may be made in Marlene's name to local Humane Societies, or to Banner Hospice, 275 E. Germann Rd. Suite 110, Gilbert, Arizona, 85297.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 31, 2015