Catherine "Yvonne" Marston
1937 ~ 2014
Catherine "Yvonne" Marston passed away Friday February 21st. 2014 at home. She was surrounded with her family at her side showing her their love. Yvonne was born July 23,1937 in Hamilton, Bermuda to Frank and Lillian Simmons. She grew up on the island with her brother Eugene. When she was 18 she met Fletch, he swept her off her feet and she married the love of her life on October 4th 1956. They had a son Michael and then moved to Boise, Idaho to settle down and complete their family with Cathy, Robert and Rana. She was a stay at home mom and later a stay at home grandma. Yvonne loved being home with her children and grandchildren. Yvonne loved watching her husband Fletcher race at Meridian Speedway. As her boys grew she was proud to watch them involved in racing also. She also enjoyed family time spent camping with friends as the children grew up. Yvonne had many special trips with Fletcher on the back of their motorcycle traveling the country and meeting new friends along the way. As they got older they moved their travels to RV'ing and traveling all over the United States. Her favorite trips were traveling to the coast to see the ocean.
Yvonne always had a love for light houses and the beach. She had many special friendships along the way but always treasured her friendship with the Young's. She enjoyed going out to eat or having coffee with friends. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow and expand into families of their own. Yvonne was proud to become "Big Mama" as the great grandchildren lovingly called her. She was proud to watch 3rd and 4th generation racing, with her grandson Bret in off road motor cycle racing and great grandson Tyler in karts and cars. Yvonne had 4 children, 8 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. After 57 years of marriage not a day went by without Fletcher by her side.
She is survived by her Husband Fletcher Marston, Brother Eugene (Sasha) Simmons of Bermuda. Children Mike (Barbi) Marston, Cathy (Gaylen) Marston-Curry, Robert (Susan) Marston, Rana (Brian) Klingner. Grandchildren Christine (Jason) Henderson, Melissa (Jason) Landers, Jennifer (John) Masitis, David (Danielle) Marston, Shari (Jason) Gillis, Ashley (Ryan) McDowell, Amanda Marston, Bret Klingner And Great Grand Kids Tyler, Olivia, Ethan, John, Carter, Kira, Brayden, Joseph, Paige, Jayden and Colton
Thank you St Luke's Hospice for showing your compassion and grace. A special celebration will be held this summer to honor her memory. In lieu of flowers you may make a Donation in Yvonne's name to Dementia Research or St Luke's Hospice.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Mar. 2, 2014