Dimple Annabelle Lusk
March 12, 1914 - May 14, 2013
Dimple Annabelle Lusk of Modesto, passed peacefully into eternity at the age of 99 on May 14, 2013. Dimple was born in Dallas County, Missouri to David and Leona Marlin. While spending her youth in Missouri, she began her teaching career by simultaneously teaching at rural schools and attending Southwest Missouri State Teachers
College where she earned her teaching credential and met the love of her life, Howard Lusk.
Howard and Dimple were wed in 1940, moved to Southern California and welcomed the birth of their daughter Valera in 1941. The Lusk family moved to Modesto in 1946 when Howard was appointed Resident Manager of the California State Poultry Improvement Commission. Shortly thereafter, they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Iantha.
Dimple was employed as an elementary school teacher, later to become principal of Prescott Elementary School. She taught many area students at both Prescott and Salida Elementary Schools, later to retire in Modesto where she and Howard resided.
Dimple was a Charter Member of Dallas County Historical Society, Lifetime Member of National Teachers' Association, California Teachers' Association and Stanislaus County Elementary Principals Association. Dimple served as President of Stanislaus County's Teacher's Association in 1952.
Howard and Dimple were members of First Christian Church and founding members of Maze Boulevard Christian Church in Modesto where Dimple served as Church Treasurer for 30+ years, President of Christian Women's Fellowship and several church committees. Dimple, a founding member of the New Covenant Church, leaves many cherished congregation friends. Other affiliates were Christian Green Berets, We Need a Day and Tops.
Dimple is preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard Lusk, her parents, David and Leona Marlin, brother, David Marlin, Jr. and daughter, Valera Lee. She is survived by her family members: daughter, Iantha Miner (David) of Stockton, CA, son-in-law, Robert Lee of Discovery Bay, CA, Granddaughters, Mireille Lee (Joseph Rife) of Nashville, TN, Nicole Stansfield (Jed) of Seattle, WA, Trista Judson (James) of Rochester, NY and four great grandchildren.
The family extends a special thanks and gratitude to the staff and caregivers of Casa de Modesto for the wonderful care and concern provided to Dimple during her residency there since 2001.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Franklin & Downs funeral homes. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 from 4 to 7 pm at Franklin & Downs McHenry Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 11 am at Franklin & Downs McHenry Chapel. Friends who may wish to make donations in the memory of Dimple Lusk, can make donations to Casa de Modesto, New Covenant Church or a