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Marion Eleanor Boardman

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Marion Eleanor Boardman, age 90, passed away on December 29, 2014 at Rideout Memorial Hospital. She was born January 4, 1924 and was a life-long resident of the Yuba-Sutter farming community.

Marion graduated from Yuba City High School in 1942 as Senior Valedictorian, Vanguard, Senior Class President, prom queen and Head Majorette. She also worked part-time in high school for the Tower Theater and the Bank of America.

Marion was a member of Theta Alpha Delta Theta Tau Sorority for over 20 years at which time she modeled in many local fashion shows to help raise money for various charities.

Marion married her husband, Alfred W. Boardman, in 1942 and they shared 61 happy, loving years together before he passed away in 2003. Together, they raised four children while working as a team in the rice, cattle and sheep industries.

Marion was also preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Nagler; sisters, Barbara Shelly and Bernice Thompson; brother, George (Bud) Johnson; and son-in-law, Thomas B. Schmidl.

She leaves behind her son, William (Bill) Boardman (Alfretta); daughters, Denise Lynch Boardman and Peggy Schmidl; grandsons, Alex Schmidl, Brady Schmidl (Bethany), Blaine Lynch (Whitney), Wade Boardman; step-grandchildren, James Cox and GayLynn Cox. Also, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marion was a charming and loving wife, mother and grandmother who will always be loved and greatly missed.

A private service will be held for the immediate family.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the , Yuba-Sutter Red Cross or a would be appreciated.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 7, 2015
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