Marian passed away July 15, 2013, peacefully at the age of 89 at Casa de las Campanas in Rancho Bernardo.
Fifty years of her 67 year marriage to husband, Carl, were invested in Poway, California, leaving a legacy of accomplishment for humanity. Local activities included opening the Pomerado Hospital Auxiliary, donating 3500 hours in 20 years; Marian and Carl were awarded PTA life membership; Methodist Church youth group; Pow-Wow Days; Webelos leader; 10 years of Campfire Girls'; fundraising bake sales; school band boosters; and Poway Lions Auxiliary.
Marian and Carl traveled together extensively on business, as tourists, and for philanthropic purposes. Included were 12 states, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Venezuela, Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Panama and British Guiana.
Marian's legacy is one of always giving and caring. To complete their missions, Marian leaves Carl, husband of 67 years; son, Lance and his wife, Rosy, operating a Lions Club-sponsored medical clinic in Ecuador; daughter, Carla, deceased in 2011, was a life-long caregiver; son, Corey and wife, Debbie, in Ohio; daughter, Lorri and her husband, Mark, in San Luis Obispo, CA; and 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Their four children were taught to love animals and be proficient in their music abilities, keeping them always busy and productive in life.
On August 25, 2013, at 5:00 pm, a DVD dinner program, "This Is Your Life Memorial", is scheduled at Kaminski's in Poway.
Poway Lions Foundation and the Grindle Family Trust have sponsored the dinner evening in the 100-room banquet facility. Friends and guests are invited to participate.