Elizabeth Betty (Weisen) Marschke (1937 - 2014)

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Elizabeth (Betty) Marschke
Born Elizabeth Alice Weisen on 12/27/37 in MN and passed peacefully on 4/16/14 in CA.
Betty moved to Juneau in 1956 where she met and married Bud Marschke. Betty worked at Clark's Bakery, Puritan Bakery, Hermle's Home Liquor and Foodland. Betty and Bud were a bowling force to be reckoned with. Betty was the Alaska State Women's Bowling Champion twice, and represented Alaska at the WIBC national tournament. Betty had fond memories of Juneau and spending time at the City Café with the Taguchi brothers, fishing with the Hermles, and bowling at Channel Bowl. She also had great fun traveling to bowling tournaments with Jodie Clarke and Vi Cope (to name a few), and Christmas parties with the Baker family of Douglas.
In 1972 the family relocated to CA where Betty worked in retail management for 28 years until her retirement in 2001. Betty was a hard worker and a giving person. Her family loved her, and her grandsons adored her. She would do anything for her "boys."
Betty was preceded in death by Bud, her parents, brothers Harold, Donald and Lester, and sisters Margaret and Mary Ann. Betty is survived by brother Richard, her daughter, Pam (Scott), step-son Joe (Patty), and grandsons Brayden and Tanner. A memorial service is planned for May 17 in Huntington Beach, CA. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Pam Worrell, 5621 Stardust Dr., HB, CA 92647.
Published in The Juneau Empire on May 14, 2014
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