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Barbara Herold Marquet


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Barbara Herold Marquet Obituary
February 23, 1931 - February 7, 2017 Barbara Ruth Herold was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, on January 23, 1931. After getting a degree in art from Carnegie Tech University, where her classmates included Andy Warhol and Duane Michaels, she moved to Colorado to work at the Martin Company. There she was married to Jack McCormick from 1959 to 1965 and had two children, Devon and Drew. She remarried Winfield Marquet in 1969 and became mom to Greg, Brant, Mallory, and Amy. Barbara Marquet taught Art at Pico Rivera High School in El Rancho for about 20 years and retired soon after Win passed away in 1990. Following her diagnosis with cancer and chemotherapy in 2016, she moved to a retirement home in San Jose. In her last days, she was celebrated by her children Mallory Marquet, Amy Miller, Devon McCormick and Drew McCormick. Barbara's dual pursuits were art and travel. She visited over 35 countries, with her last overseas trip being to Slovakia and Turkey in 2013. As an artist, she was very versatile: from paintings, to Chinese brush paintings, to nature printing, to sculpture and more. She will be sorely missed by all, but especially her kids, her many friends, and her best friend Kevin Moser. Barbara Marquet's life will be celebrated in San Juan Capistrano at Reata Park on June 24, 2017.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 23, 2017
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