Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary

3520 E Washington St, Colton, CA


Marion I. Koester

May 11, 1913November 23, 2019

May 11, 1913 - November 23, 2019 In loving memory of Marion I Koester who went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband Earl, son Jerry, and daughter Joann. Survived by daughter Jean, grandson Russell, and grandaughter Jacquelene. Marion was employed by W. T. Grant Company in Colton, CA for over 20 years until she retired. She was a member of the Colton Woman's Club for 40 years. Marion was a member of the Colton Methodist Church for 60 years, and belonged to the Quilters group, also the Grand Terrace Quilters. Mother enjoyed sewing 600 doll quilts for Santa Clause Inc. for their annual Childrens' Christmas gift give away. Marion was filled with compassion, grace, spirit, love and kindness. She was devoted to her family and friends. Many thanks to all of the kind staff at Ramada Ranch in Yucaipa, CA for caring for my beloved mother with such kindness and respect. Services will be held on December 3, 2019 at Montecito Memorial Park. The funeral will be at 2:00 in the CYPRESS chapel at the intersection of Waterman and Washington St., in Colton. Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington St, Colton. Services to be held in the Cypress Chapel at the intersection of Waterman and Washington St., Colton.


  • Earl, Husband (deceased)
  • Jerry, Son (deceased)
  • Joann, Daughter (deceased)
  • Jean, Daughter
  • Russell, Grandson
  • Jacquelene, Granddaughter


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Marion I. Koester

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Dena Leavitt

December 2, 2019

On behalf of the Colton Woman’s Club I would like to send our sincere condolences to the Koester family. Marion was a member of the Colton Womans Club for many years. She made hundreds of doll blankets for Santa Claus Inc. I bought two myself for my granddaughters and they still use them while playing with their dolls today. We all loved her 100th birthday party celebrated at the Woman’s Club. She had many wonderful stories to share. She will be greatly missed. God Bless

Wendy Wingfield

November 30, 2019

Dear Grandma K, it was such a joy and pleasure to have known you. You were such a positive influence on so many people’s lives, and shared your love generously. You were such fun to be around, and it really does feel like a light has gone out in the lives of everyone that knew you. I cannot thank you enough for looking after Jacquelene, and keeping her safe all these years with your endless love and support. Rest in peace, all my love, Wendy xxx

Scott & Valerie Logan

November 26, 2019

We have been friends of the Koester family for a long time. Growing up in the Methodist Church in Colton. Mrs. Koester has always been a great friend, she and my mom were very close. A strong committed woman of God. She always had a warm smile that lit up a room, making herself available for any one that needed her. She was genuinely happy to see you any day. While painting their house one summer, when I was still in high school, I enjoyed hearing many stories about Alaska adventures Marion & Earl had taken. In the later years they called upon my services for their HVAC work. She will live on in our hearts. She has left a wonderful legacy. She was so loved. May she rest in peace.