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Marianne Dolores URBAN

August 4, 1945June 23, 2020

Marianne Dolores URBAN was born on August 4, 1945 and passed away on June 23, 2020 and is under the care of Demaine Funeral Home.

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Marianne Dolores URBAN

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Connie Harding

July 2, 2020

Marianne was my first cousin. Even though we never lived close to each other we got to know each other through her sister Michele who planned a visit in Florida when we reconnected. From that point we always kept in touch. We vacationed together in Florida, California, New Orleans, Savannah GA and Alexandria Va at her home. She loved her family at the highest level one could love someone. Her immediate family is very special. I loved all the family stories she shared of our family. I loved her cooking. And she was one of the smartest and worldly people that I have known. I speak for my husband Jack as well who has always said he could talk with Marianne for hours and hours. That we will miss. Our deepest sympathy to her family. So very hard to lose such a remarkable person.

mary stauss

July 1, 2020

I knew Marianne as a vital active member of Mt Vernon QU. She was whip sharp on the bylaws and budgets. Prolific with her quilts at our Show and Tell. She never came to bees without spreading quilting goodies on the table to share. there was hardly a new product she didn't try. She was a quilt collector at one time for our big QU show. I remember her propelling her wheelchair loaded with quilts across the parking lot her hand waving with "I'm fine".It is comforting to know she had cyber quilt friends when attending our meetings became too hard. She had always given everything her all--riding her 3 wheel bike, school volunteering, offering friendship. I miss her.

Ginny Mayes

June 29, 2020

Condolences to Marianne's family. Marianne and I were members of an online quilting group, and of a local quilt guild. While we had emailed each other for almost a decade, we only met in person this February at the Hampton quilt show where I found her to be as delightful in person as she was online. She was so generous, helpful, bluntly honest, and set such an example with her spunk and perseverance, not to mention her prolific quilting. Over the years, as she offered so much guidance for quilting, and wisdom and humor, she also shared her intense love of and pride in her sons and grandchildren and often sang the praises of her husband for all of the support that he had provided to her as she struggled with mobility and continued with her creative activities. Our hearts reach out to you as you lean on each other and on your memories during this sad time.

Francisca Zanni

June 29, 2020

I never met Marianne,only knew her thru the Stashbusters group, but I was saddened to learn of her passing. She always seemed to bounce back from all her troubles. My condolences to the family.

Kathy Edwards

June 28, 2020

I was saddened to hear of Marianne’s passing. I’m another quilter friend, but also a neighbor who shared many memorable times with Marianne. Marianne was such a giver. I think she’d give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. She will be missed.

Gladys Wahl

June 27, 2020

An online friend through Stashbusher, we shared many emails, and she shared some fabric with me. I was one of her sub :contractors.
We all scanned our emails for her posts and read them first.
Her wit and wisdom was always so enjoyable to read. To know that she is out of pain makes it easier for me to let go of her physical self and keep all of her words, and wisdom with me always
Gladys Wahl
In Iowa

Sharon Sauser

June 25, 2020

My condolences to all Marianne's family and friends. Marianne's passing left a huge hole in my heart. I never met her in person, but we were online friends. Whenever I had a quilting problem, she had an answer. It always amazed me that she kept her sense of humor, even though much of her life was a physical struggle. She loved her family more than anything. She also loved quilting, and frequently mentioned her stash that was the size of Montana, and how she dealt with the guild's charity stash when she was in charge of the charity quilting. The last few years, she would always remind us that you are never promised tomorrow. Rest in peace, my friend. You are so missed by so many.

Leta Wellman

June 25, 2020

Like so many others, I knew Marianne through our online Stashbusters quilting group. She was an inspiration to us all, a cheerleader extraordinaire, and her love for her family was boundless.
Please know that this group of quilters holds you all in our prayers.
RIP, Marianne, you will be greatly missed.

Candra Sowder

June 25, 2020

Like many others, she was a dear Stashbusters member. Never a dull moment with her posts. Her personal notes to us as individuals were touching.
She loved you all deeply, family. May your memories be sweet.

Maurine Johnson

June 25, 2020

My condolences to the family--I only knew Marianne online from Stashbusters, but she was a force! We will miss her terribly as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.