Alvina (Miller Stacy) Marrs(1921-2012)

Mrs. Alvina Miller Stacy Marrs of Lodi, passed away on November 18, 2012, at the age of 91. She was born in Eureka, South Dakota on June 11, 1921. She moved as a young adult to the Junction City – Harrisburg, OR area, and lived there intermittently until moving to the LA area as a newlywed in the early 1950's.  Her husband, Carl V. Stacy, was killed in an auto accident, and she married Roy A. Marrs in 1958. They moved to the Los Angeles area of CA, and they raised their children in Torrance, CA. After her husband retired from teaching school, they moved to Lodi, CA, to be near their children and other relatives. She taught various grades of elementary public school in South Dakota, Oregon and California for 271/2 years. She loved to play the organ and piano and sing for church. She loved bringing people into her home nearly every week for meals and visiting.  She bowled in a league with her husband, Roy, and they have trophies to show for it.  One of her great passions was to work at South Bay Hospital in Southern. CA. She also delivered medications and comfort for hospice. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Albert Miller, and sisters, Clara Kayner, and Adeline Blanke. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Neal Dralle, of Elk Grove, CA; son, Larry Marrs of Corunna, MI; foster son and daughter- in-law, Leo and Karen Lebitty, of Eugene, OR;  son and daughter-in-law, Loren and Karen Stacy of Lodi, CA; son and daughter-in-law,  John and Judy Marrs of Sacramento, CA; son and daughter-in-law,  Jim and Phylis Marrs of Newport Beach, CA; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be at the Lodi Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon from 12-6 PM, and Friday from 8 AM – 8PM with no memorial service in Lodi. Tentatively, a graveside service is planned at the Thomas Alford Cemetery, North of Harrisburg, OR on Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012, at 2:00 PM. Elder Dale Lawson is scheduled to officiate at the graveside service. She was widely loved and admired as a model of women getting an education when that was not the norm, even for high school. She was a model wife and a great counselor for anyone, especially for young married couples. She finished her course with flying colors and much honor. Mercifully, she now has no more pain or tears, nor will she have in her eternal home to come.

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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2012