Marie Belle Hoffman (Gresham) was born Aug. 11, 1928, at home in Lakin, Kan., to Lewis U. and Neva Z. Gresham. She had a sister and brother at the time and, later, another sister and brother.
When she was 7 years old, her family moved to Oregon in an old truck. It took a month and was a very hard trip. Grade school was in Belleview Elementary School in Ashland and upper grades in downtown Ashland. She also attended Southern Oregon University for one year.
Marie married Glynn Hoffman and had four children, three boys and one girl, and lived all of her life in Ashland.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Plalko and Mollie Beegle; one brother, Gene Gresham; and her husband, Glynn Hoffman.
Still living are one brother, Don Gresham; her four children, Doug, Pat, Dan and Dave Hoffman; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marie left for her home with Jesus about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2013.
At her request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian Church of Ashland, P.O. Box 959, Ashland, OR 97520.
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