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Marianne Slinkard


1914 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Marianne Slinkard Obituary
MARIANNE SLINKARD A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013 at Glen Oaks Memorial Park, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Susanville Assembly of God Church. Marianne was born to Orvis and Viola Woodard on September 26, 1914 in Tulare, CA. She graduated from Exeter High School and later attended Chaffie College and Chico State. Marianne worked 21 years for M. Oser & Company in Chico as a buyer. The Butte County Supervisors appointed Marianne to the position of Women's Representative of the Civil Defense. She was active in setting up the Civil Defense in Redding, CA. Some of the plans she produced were used in the State Civil Defense Plans. Marianne was very active all of her life; she was President of the P.T.A., a Cub Scout leader, Sunshine Girl/Welcome Lady at Lassen Manor Apartments. She was also very active in the Native Daughters of the Golden West, filling in for all of the officers including President, District Deputy Grand President and Deputy Grand President. When her beloved husband Wilson Slinkard passed away, she moved to Susanville to be near her son, Mel Morrison. She made many friends in Susanville and was active in her church. At the age of 98 she was always willing to volunteer at Cross Roads Ministries both serving food and working at the thrift shop. Marianne passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013, the day after her 99th birthday in Susanville after a brief illness. Marianne is survived by her sons Mel (Jan) Morrison and Jerry (Lois) Slinkard; a grandson Dustin (Mesha) Morrison; granddaughter Melynda (Dane) Beterbide; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Native Daughters of the Golden West Scholarship Fund or the Susanville Assembly of God Church Benevolence Fund. You may share your thoughts online at NewtonBracewell.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 2, 2013
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