Marie Livingston, 89, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor. Marie was born in Martin, South Dakota to Neil and Bessie O’Blenness. She grew up in Wenatchee, Washington, graduating from Wenatchee High School. Marie married the love of her life, Oliver Livingston, in December of 1943 while he was in the Army Air Corps. She cared for their first-born daughter, Barbara, during Oliver’s tour of duty in Europe during World War II. Her family grew to five lovely children who celebrate her life.
Marie enjoyed participating in Turlock civic service groups and community organizations. These groups included the American Red Cross, Turlock Newcomers’ Club, Community Assistance To Turlock (CATT), and being election Day precinct captain. She loved applying her gifts of knitting, craft making, and cross-stitching with these community organizations and her family. These groups donated knitted caps to newborns and supported other community needs.
Marie and Oliver celebrated 70 years of marriage until he passed away in 2013. She is survived by their 5 children: Barbara Livingston of Sunnyvale CA, Peggy (David) Burkhardt of Phoenix AZ, Louise Marriott of Glendale AZ, Vickie (Floyd) Talbot of Elk Grove CA, and David Livingston of Manteca CA. She also delighted in 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Gifts are suggested for the American Red Cross.
A Memorial Service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, September 26th at 3 pm. Private inurnment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery with her husband Oliver. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.