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Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home

1490 B Street, Merced, CA

OBITUARY

Eva Marie Coburn

March 10, 1943November 21, 2019
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Eva Marie Coburn was born March 10, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to Eva Melissa (Collins) and Marion Dale Purinton. Marie was a long time resident of Merced, California for 42 years.

Marie returned to her eternal home on November 21, 2019 to be with the love of her life, soulmate and husband Don. Marie is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald Russell Coburn in October of 2018.

Marie was described as the nicest and most genuine person you could ever meet. Marie spent her life serving others. She worked numerous clerical and secretarial jobs throughout her career. Marie most notably worked for Mercy Hospital (Dignity Health) Merced in administration where she ultimately retired.

Marie is survived by her loving family, daughter Liz (Jeff) Hughes; son Jeff (Elena) Coburn; sister Kathy Field; brothers Bob (Connie) Purinton, Dale Purinton and 3 grandchildren, Elena, Stephanie and Joshua. Marie was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Marie loved her family very much and will be missed dearly. Marie also leaves behind to cherish her memory many family members and many friends. Marie was loved by many and will be missed by all that knew her.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents Eva Melissa Purinton (Collins) and Marion Dale Collins.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

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Waneta Boots

December 4, 2019

To many good memories to pick just one.love and miss you sister.

Debbie Kolhede

December 3, 2019

I'm so sorry to learn of Marie's passing through our mutual friend, David Dunham. I had the great pleasure of working with and knowing Marie while serving as COO at the hospital. She was not only a wonderful assistant and friend to me, but perhaps the kindest, sweetest and most special person I've known. The love she had for her family was so evident, as she spoke of them every day. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with Marie's family during this difficult time of loss. I know that her spirit of love and protection will surround her family forever.
Debbie Kolhede

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