Marilyn Jean Stapp passed into the arms of her Savior and Lord at her home in Denair on March 7, 2011, after a 10-month battle with cancer.
Marilyn was born on Aug. 15, 1946, to Eldon and Olga Ramont of Denair. Marilyn attended local schools and remained a Denair resident most of her life. She attended Modesto Junior College and received a degree and teaching credential from Stanislaus State College. She taught in Modesto’s Sylvan District but returned to Denair to teach elementary school and oversee the ESL program.
Marilyn loved entertaining and was well known for delicious meals. She was an avid reader, but also enjoyed sewing and quilting classes. Outdoor activities were special to her and she spent many happy hours traveling and camping with family and friends.
Marilyn valued her walk with the Lord and was an active member of Monte Vista Chapel. She thoroughly enjoyed her Sunday school class and attended numerous Bible studies. She also belonged to professional organizations and the Red Hat Society.
Marilyn leaves behind her loving husband, Earl; children, Becky, Keith, Page and Lynee and her husband, Mario; grandchildren, Sonja, Kaleb, Ian, Trevor and Tristen; her brother, Morris and his wife, Claudia; plus numerous relatives and cherished friends.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock. Burial will be private at Turlock Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to Westside Ministries, P.O. Box 354, Turlock, CA 95381.
Please share your memories and condolences at www.turlockmemorialpark.com.