"Many of you may know Marie from volunteering and then working for the Moorpark Unified School District for over 40 years, or her time working as a hostess at Wendys, or maybe she helped you get across the street when she was a crossing guard many years ago. You may also know Marie from her 50 or so years of devotion at Holy Cross Church, or from the Senior Center where she enjoyed helping out with the weekly Brown Bag Program and playing Bingo with her friends. Its also possible that you may know Marie because she was the person that always had a friendly smile for you whenever she saw you. That was Mom. She enjoyed people and life, and couldnt wait for her next adventure to Las Vegas, Indian Bingo, or ANY Bingo Venue! She was so proud of the Brand New Car she won in the Showcase Showdown on the Price Is Right with Drew Carrie just over three short years ago. Maries life was never boring, but it did come with challenges. She raised four children along with her beloved husband, Robert Red, who passed away in 1998; her Mitral Heart Valve was replaced with a mechanical St. Jude Valve in 1999; she overcame a broken back in 2007; and she lost her youngest son, Richard, in 2009. Her strong will and love of life propelled her to continue on, until recently when her heart couldnt keep up. Marie passed peacefully on Feb. 2, 2011 and will be reunited with Red and Rich in Heaven. Marie is survived by her children: Rosemary Calkins, James Bentley and Cath Walker; sons-in-law: Larry Calkins and Mike Walker; daughter-in-law: Sarah Bentley; grandchildren: Michelle Walker-Florio and Michelles husband, Dane Florio, Jeanne and Christopher Calkins, Whisper, Willow and Wreef Bentley; great-grandson: JoJo Calkins; caring extended family, amazing neighbors, good friends and all of Maries Bingo Buddies. There will be a Remembrance Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at Holy Cross Church, Moorpark. Funeral and Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Holy Cross Church with a procession to Assumption Cemetery, Simi Valley, where Marie will be laid to rest."
(From Ventura Star, February 2011)
Assumption Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Feb 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65337953
Added: Feb. 7, 2011