We mourn the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Marvel Jean Torres (Maxon) who went to be with her Lord on January, 20, 2021 after a long battle with heart disease and Parkinson’s. She was born August 1, 1937 to Forrest Maxon and Marjorie Maxon (Van Alstyne) in Blue Earth, Minnesota and is predeceased by her husband Librado ‘Lee’ Torres in 1982 and her brother Richard Maxon in 2020. She is survived by her Sister, Dianne Matzke and niece Rebekah Matzke of Des Moines, IA, three children; Wally Torres, Genoveva ‘Jenny’ Torres and Tammy Turner (Robert Turner) ; seven grandchildren, Rachel Axelton, Zachary Axelton, Samuel Axelton, Sean Schroeder (Joelle), Michael Torres, Levi Zundel, Evelyn Turner, Amy Turner and six great grandchildren; Lovello, Summer, Jasmine, Marie, Cecil and Jeremiah.
Mom moved with dad to North Bend in the early 1970’s and greatly enjoyed classical music, quilting, going to sewing workshops, singing in the church choir and Sweet Adeline’s, her church family and her dear friends there, and throughout the country. Mom was keenly interested in helping others also, apart from faithfully supporting her church, whenever she saw a need. She’s been known to teach children to sew, to walk with her friend, Pat Miles, along East Bay and pick-up trash along the roadside, to make welcome people who especially needed that. She loved the gardens at Shore Acres and her favorite thing of all, stopping at DQ to get soft ice cream.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Shore Acres State Park Pavillion with pastor Greg Stansel of Hauser Community Church presiding. A private family urnside service will be held on Monday, August 2nd at Ocean View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Coos Bay.
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