August 30, 1945 - May 11, 2015
Marianne Hoex, 69, was born to Richard Hofmann and Elisabeth Hofmann (Johann) in Mannheim, Germany. They considered her their 'Peace Package' and she grew up among the ruins of her bombed out hometown. In 1957 she lost her father to cancer. She attended the Pestalozzis chule, grade 1-8, and from there went on to Business College from which she graduated on Mar 30, 1963 with an AA degree. As a reward her mother and some friends took her to the US Army EM Club at Coleman Barracks, Sandhofen, where, that first evening, she met her lifelong love, Pieter Hoex. Marianne followed him to the States where they married on Dec 30,1963. Upon his re-enlistment, Marianne returned to Mannheim, where they were reunited in Aug. 1965. In Nov 1966 they lost their first son Richard within minutes of his birth, and in July 1967 she lost her Mother. They returned to the States Aug 1968, and in 1971 settled in Milpitas until 2003. During those years Marianne worked for 28 years as an Instructional Aid, helping children at Burnett school and the Rose Child Development Center. For 5 years during that period she also worked for Mervyn's in the evenings. In Dec 2001 she became a very proud US citizen, but even before that she showed more patriotism than many born here.
After their retirement in 2003 they moved to Turlock where the last two years she served as the 1st Vice-President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Post 88. She leaves behind her husband of 51 years and her two children, Bryant Hoex of Pleasanton and Maureen McCann (Gary) of Turlock.
Visitation will be held Mon May 18 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 North Soderquist Rd, with the funeral and committal on Tue May 19 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the March of Dimes. www.cvobituaries.com
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Published by Modesto Bee from May 16 to May 17, 2015.