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Mildred Irene Marron

1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Mildred Irene Marron Obituary
MILDRED IRENE MARRON 11/18/1924 - 11/17/2015 "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou Born Mildred Irene Fisher in Corona, California November 18 1924, on a ranch near the corners of McKinley and Magnolia Ave. Her father Albert Fisher, accompanied by his wife Ellen worked there as a foreman. Later they moved to a 16 acre parcel on Buchanan where he managed a Walnut Grove throughout the Great Depression. It was during this time Mildred learned about the hardships of life, the importance of living humbly and sharing with others. She spoke often of her mother giving sandwiches to the "Hobos" that would wander up Buchanan from the train tracks seeking work, or a handout. She attended school in Riverside: Alvord Elementary, Chemawa Middle, and Poly High School. During World War II she worked as a secretary at March Field. She met her future husband, Roger Marron through her school friend Barbara Marron. Roger and Millie dated throughout the war, seeing one another when he was on leave from the Navy. They married on October 20, 1945, the war was over and life was beginning anew for so many. Before the end of 1945 they purchased a small home in La Sierra where they have continued to live for 70 years. Beginning in 1948 they started a family when their daughter Kathy was born, followed by Laurie in 1951, and in 1961 to their surprise they gave birth to a boy, William. Later in life she returned to college at Riverside Community College receiving an Associate's degree in Geriatrics. This new education inspired her to become very involved with volunteer work, which had brought her so much joy during her years raising three children. She had engaged in the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, PTA, and the American Heart Association. She (and Roger) went on to volunteer for the next 20 years doing Hospice work with Senior Citizens at Parkview Nursing and Convalescent Home. Although she never retired from volunteer work, age begin to slow her down. She returned to working in her garden, her other true passion; visiting many gardens throughout the U.S., as well as England and Canada. She loved the family cabin in Gonzaga Bay, Mexico, where she sat on the porch waiting for the dolphins to play in the waters before her. "Millie, Pinky, mom, grandma", whatever you wanted to call her she would answer; often with quick wit, or a loving "Yes" listening to others' needs, concerns, happiness or heartaches; truly an instrument of God, always putting others before herself. She passed away November 17, 2015 surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband of 70 years: Roger Marron; two daughters Kathy Morris (Chelsea), Laurie Small (Mike, James and Amy); a son William Marron (Cheryl, Heidi and Ashley); 5 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 23rd at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 688-1221. Visitation on Sunday, November 22nd, will be from 5pm - 8pm. Burial will be at the Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to ligainternational.org or San Diego Zoo or .

Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 20, 2015
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