Marion (Mort) Power
1929 - 2020
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Marion Power (Mort)
Dec. 10, 1929 - May 13, 2020
It is with deep sadness that the family of Marion Power announces her death on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Marion was at peace, surrounded by her loving family at her time of passing.
Marion was born December 10, 1929 in Ogden Utah to Thomas Forester and Violet Jean Bune Power. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1947 and attended Ogden's Weber State University. Marion left Ogden in 1950 for California, living in San Francisco and Oakland before purchasing what would become the long-standing family home in 1959. This home in Concord, CA would see her proudly raise her four sons, care for her grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and neighbors with her signature outpouring of kindness to all. She resided in the family home until her recent health issues.
Marion's career was with the Mount Diablo Unified School District, serving as their District Librarian for over 30 years. After retirement in 1992 she continued care and work in support of others, doing volunteer work for The City of Concord, The Concord Police Department and several non-profit agencies for over 10 years.
While Marion's number one focus was her passion and support for family, she was very creative and curious about all things joyful. She was an excellent seamstress, crafter, needlework and stitchery artist. She loved to travel, read and pursue any event that would include as many family members being together in a single location as possible. She loved telling stories of her life experiences and was proud of her strength and many accomplishments in her life. She often shared fond stories of her childhood, parents, sisters and brother growing up in Utah and her dream to one day return home.
Marion Power is survived by her sister, Violet Nicholson, Ogden, Utah, her sons, Ken Mort (Pat Simmons), St. Louis, MO, Jeff (Vivian) Mort, Concord, CA, Don (Jeanette) Mort, Napa, CA, Doug (Lynn Mackey) Mort, Martinez, CA., her Grandchildren Emily Mort, Elise (Adrian) Veliz, Melinda Mort, Kristi Erwin, Justin Erwin, Nick Erwin, and Emily Ferne, her great grandchildren Anastasia, Alexander, Savanah, Baron, Jared, River, Noelle, and many loving nieces and nephews in California and Utah.
She is proceeded in death by her Mother and Father, her Sister Jean (Bill) Knudson, and her brother Thomas William (Betty) Power.
A strong, independent, committed, caring and loving woman, The Matriarch of our Family, Marion Power will be missed though her love for her family always remembered and live on in our stories.
Memorial information available at: where you can share tributes and photos. A Celebration of Life will be held in Concord, CA when it's safe to gather. Thereafter, a Celebration of life, and interment of ashes, in Ogden, Utah.

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Published in East Bay Times on May 17, 2020.
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May 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
So enjoyed Marion she was such a good friend always there if you needed her. Enjoyed having lunch with her once a month with the Library Group for many years. We will all miss her.
Dorothy Flanders-Bull
May 17, 2020
My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Her commitment to family and community service benefitted so very many. Peace.
Linda Mayo
May 16, 2020
Aunt Marion & her Great Grand Nephew Apollo
Elizabeth Chronis
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