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Rev. Deborah Ann (Bolin) Marks

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Rev.  Deborah Ann (Bolin) Marks Obituary
REV. DEBORAH ANN (BOLIN) MARKS, senior minister of Visions Center for Spiritual Living in Riverside, CA and a long-time Riverside resident, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 14 after a short battle with cancer. The celebration of life service will be Friday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living (RCCSL), 3891 Ridge Road, Riverside, CA. Rev. Debbie was born July 26, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana and moved to California when she was 18. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Doris (Kingsbury) Bolin and sister to three younger brothers, Terry, Frank and Jeffery, who adored her. Rev. Debbie owned her own company, Marks Supply, and was very successful for many years. She later worked for several lumber companies and eventually decided to go into ministry. She became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 1998 and graduated from ministerial school at Holmes Institute, San Diego campus, receiving her Masters of Consciousness degree on June 30, 2007. She became an ordained minister on April 30, 2011. Rev. Debbie was passionate about animals, serving as president of the board for the Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation in Jurupa Valley, a guaranteed adoption facility specializing in older cats whose owners have passed away or can no longer care for them. While serving as a Practitioner at RCCSL, Rev. Debbie founded the Friends of Animal Ministry. This ministry assisted with the feeding and health care of many animals. She was known for educating people about feral cats and feeding them throughout the Inland Empire. One of her favorite memories was being invited to deliver the invocation at the opening celebration of the new Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter. She loved to share the story that she had blessed several animals that day and all of them were adopted. Rev. Debbie served as associate minister for Visions Center for Spiritual Living in Riverside and became the senior minister there upon Rev. Jacki Smith's retirement. She has touched many lives in her 66 years with her intelligence and spirituality. One of her most treasured demonstrations of prayer was her son, Bill Hudson, finding her after being given up for adoption at birth. It is a demonstration of love finding love. Her legacy is love. Rev. Debbie is survived by her son and his wife Liza; three brothers, Terry (wife Nancy), Frank, and Jeffery (wife Paula); seven nieces and nephews, Jason, Mindy, Tracy, Joshua, Amanda, Deryl, Tabitha and Audra; three aunts and uncles; cousins; numerous friends and a spiritual community. We thank you, Rev. Deborah Ann Marks for being a blessing to humanity. She has mentored many on her journey and saw the best in them all.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 19, 2015
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