Marven Isabelle Ullmann
September 2, 1919 - June 7, 2014
Marven Ullmann passed away at her home at Avamere in Keizer, Oregon. She was born in Totowa Borough, New Jersey, lived for many years in California and for the past twenty years in Salem.
She graduated from Montclair High School in New Jersey and continued her education at Drake Business College graduating in Business Administration.
In 1939 she married Edward Ullmann. They were married for sixty years until his death in 2005.
In New Jersey she was the founder of the Women's Service Organization which raised monies for an ambulance to be sent to Germany in WWII. Marven designed and collected ties from the families of local servicemen who were then in the war zone and organized a committee to embroider their names on each tie; oversaw the sewing of the quilt and then organized an auction to sell it. Enough money was raised to buy the badly needed ambulance. This quilt is now considered an historic treasure and publicly displayed. She was also a volunteer Red Cross nurse's aide during the war.
In California she had a business career in hospital administration for twenty three years, serving first as medical staff and executive secretary and then Administrative Assistant at West Valley Community Hospital.
Following retirement she and her husband moved to Santa Rosa, California where from 1982 through 2001 they were active volunteers at the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. Marven began as a docent and then served as chairman of training and a board member from 1987-1990. She developed a video presentation "The Women in Burbank's Life" which was presented on local television and used in the Burbank program. On the board she was instrumental in helping plan the major Garden renovation including the Graphic Wall.
An active Assistant League member in Santa Rosa, she founded the Jr. Auxiliary and developed the program "Baby Bags" for expectant mothers.
She was also a guide at the historic Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, helping to raise funds for historic preservation.
Wherever there was a need, Marven was ready to help.
In 2001 she and Edward moved to Salem. Here she was a Bush House volunteer for three years, an active member of the chapter B.C.P.E.O. and the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Her lifelong interest in the history of hats and English royalty led her to develop two programs which she gave to many different organizations over the years both in California and Oregon.
She is survived by her two daughter, Erica Hume of Sedro Woolley, WA and Isabelle (Jeri) Golsan of Salem; four grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on July 31, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chapter B.C.P.E.O. scholarship fund care of Jeanne Bond-Esser: 1030 Rafael Ave. N., Keiser, OR 97303.