Marilyn Jody Mockalis

August 8, 1935October 30, 2019

Marilyn went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She was born on August 8, 1935 In Washington, Iowa. Her family moved to Fresno, CA and she attended Fowler Union High School. She attended Fresno City College and then started a long and successful career in law enforcement first with the Fresno Sheriff's Department and then as the head of security at Gottschalks Department Store.

She met the love of her life, Eugene "Pete" Mockalis and they were married on May 2nd, 1964. She was a devoted and loving wife to Pete until his passing after 42 years of marriage. She loved to travel with Pete to Pacific Grove, California and Hawaii, as well as on several cruises. Marilyn and Pete both loved cats ("their kids") and cared for them with great affection as they enriched their lives and brought much joy.

Marilyn was an avid reader. She also loved all kinds of sports, especially cheering her San Francisco Forty Niners. She enjoyed fine dining, style and fashion, kept a beautiful home and was always impeccably dressed. Marilyn was a proud U.S. Patriot. She cared dearly for her country and was diligent to remain an informed citizen always reading and watching the news. She was a special person and will be greatly missed.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Helen Snyder and her sister, Pat Grosekemper.

She is survived by her brother Jim Snyder (Dyane), nieces, and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.


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James Snyder

November 6, 2019

For all of you who knew my Sister please take comfort in knowing that she is at peace in the presence of Our Lord.

Jim and Dyane Snyder

Richard Danisi

November 5, 2019

Marilyn was a very special person and now she can be with the love of her life Pete again. She truly was one of the good people that I have met in my life. I would run into her from time to time at the Market or CVS and she always would greet me with that great smile. She always took great care of us boys who worked for her at Gottschalks back in the day. I'll miss that smile and great robust laugh that she had as well. Rest in peace and say hi to Pete for me.