Marsha Roxbury Perkins
1943 - 2021
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Perkins, Marsha Roxbury 11/15/1943 - 3/28/2021 Danville CA Marsha Roxbury Perkins, 77, of Danville, CA passed away on March 28, 2021 surrounded in love by her family. Born November 15, 1943 in Aurora, OH, Marsha was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, life partner and friend. She is survived by her sons Timothy and Jeffrey (Lynn) Perkins, her life companion William Marriner and his daughter Elise (Ken) Whitham, her sister Cynthia (Phil) Harris, nieces Susanne (Jim) Heath, Jennifer (Gale) Peppeard, and Lindsay (Kevin) Taylor, and nephew Phillip (Kris) Harris and their families. She is preceded in death by her parents Lester and Alberta Roxbury and sister Judith Perkins. A member of Alpha Delta Pi, Marsha graduated with a BA in education from Wittenburg University in 1965. She began her career as an elementary school teacher before leaving to raise her two boys. She later returned to education as a test facilitator at Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she impacted the lives of many students. She retired from KVCC to move to California and reside with William. Always a woman of service, she volunteered at San Ramon Regional Center and was an active member of San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. Marsha will be remembered for her kindness, strength, warmth, humor and beautiful blue eyes. She enjoyed travelling the world with Bill and their families, spending time with their many friends, playing with her cherished granddogs, and enjoying the summers at Fallen Leaf Lake. Memorial services will be held at 11am on April 24th at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, but due to Covid-19 will be restricted to close family and friends. Internment services will be held at a later date in Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

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Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
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April 24, 2021
Three Friends - October 2016
A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. That is how I will always remember Marsha.
Linda Crawshaw Glocheski
Friend
April 22, 2021
Marsha was a wonderful co-worker and friend for many years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. We laughed, cried and chatted about our lives and work. She was so understanding and helpful to everyone and we all loved her sweet disposition, caring ways and fun personality. She loved working and helping the with the special services students.
Missed her when she moved to California with Bill but it was a good move for her.
Our sincerest condolences to Tim, Jeff and Bill and family. God's Blessings always. (Maybe Dan and Marsha are having a chat and smiling down on us.)
Much love, Joyce Eager and family
Joyce Eager
Friend
April 18, 2021
Marsha was the sweetest friend and such a good mother to her boys. She will be deeply missed. Condolences to all of the family. Love, Lois and Fred Jeffers
Lois Baldwin-Jeffers
Friend
April 15, 2021
Marsha was one of my dearest friends & she was by my side when I was going through difficult times when my husband was ill. When Marsha moved from Kalamazoo to California, I wrote her this letter: My dear friend,

I still remember the first time I saw you, at the soccer field,
when our boys were little. We said a few words to each other,
never realizing what good friends we would become.

I am so blessed to have you for a friend ~ You always think of
others, you're so caring and considerate and you always listen to
what others have to say. You're not only beautiful on the outside,
you are beautiful on the inside ... and it shows. You have so many
wonderful attributes, I can't begin to list them all.

Bittersweet, I am going to miss you so much and I'm having a
difficult time writing this, but on the other hand, I am so happy
for you, Marsha! I know in my heart you'll have a wonderful
life with Bill and you deserve it! How wonderful it is that you two
found each other. My prayers for you were answered
(only he wasn't supposed to live so far away).

I wish for you good health, much love, happiness, contentment
and may God bless ...

All my love,
Ruthie Podd
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