Draper Mortuary

811 North Mountain Ave, Ontario, CA


Marie Giddens

June 16, 1950September 7, 2019

Marie Irene Giddens, age 69, passed away on Sept. 7, 2019. She was a resident of West Covina, California and was formally a resident of Blythe, California.

Marie was born on June 16, 1950 to Tommy Giddens and Lillian Cleland in Los Angeles, California.

She is survived by her 6 sisters Carol Olivares, Jean Enriquez, Elizabeth Archuleta, Nanette Keating, Antoinette Vergara, Patricia Archuleta Rodriguez, her 3 brothers Arnold Archuleta, William Archuleta, Richard Archuleta and over 30 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Anthony Archuleta (Checho) who passed away earlier this year.

She graduated from Bassett High School in La Puente California. She went on to study nursing, got a degree and served many years as nurse.

Marie enjoyed spending time at the mall, playing bingo, going to casinos, going on road trips, spending time with family and cherished her many friendships throughout her years. She raised two beautiful cats Christina and Michael, which she treated as if they were her kids. She loved them with all her heart.

She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

May she Rest in Peace.


27 September

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Draper Memorial Service

811 N. Mountain Ave.
Ontario, CA 91762

27 September

Reception To Follow

2:00 pm

536 Navajo Springs Rd.

Diamond Bar
CA 91765


Marie Giddens

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Dolores (Lolie) Dominguez

September 15, 2019

We go way back to Vancouver Ave in ELA.
My family lived across the street from Marie and her family.
Hadn’t see them for many years until my mom was looking for Arnold on FB, he is her Godson. From there Arnold gave me Marie’s number and we talked for hrs about the life on Vancouver and our lives now. We didn’t get to see each other but we kept in touch.
Marie in such a short time you made me laugh, cry and wished we kept in contact all those years before.
Marie I will miss you!
And to her Family my deepest sympathy to you all❤️

Elizabeth Martinez

September 13, 2019

Going to miss you so much loved spending the summers with you REST IN PARADISE sister

Stephanie Roque

September 11, 2019

Marie, we grow up with you been around, our family at aunt Dots house.
You treated Louie and I and my kids with so much respect. Im so sad to see you go so soon. But I know your not stuffing anymore. And your in a better place. Uncle Cookie, my dad is waiting for you. I lite a candle for you,
Rest In Peace Cuz.

Linda Ocasio Giddens

September 11, 2019

I have so many good memories of my cousin Marie but the best one I have of her is when I won the tickets for the Beatles concert I was too young so I wasn’t interested in the Beatles she was so my sister and her got to go and her mom my aunt Lillian drop them off. She has always talk to me about that, I remember coloring with her and the rest of the cousins rest in peace Marie love you

Olivia Lara-Cadena

September 11, 2019

Marie was such a loving caring funny person.Marie was my friend for oer 53yrs. She would always call me & we would talk for hrs . Laughing talking about recent events. We would reminisce about the things we did together which kept us laughing til our tummies hurt or almost peeing in our pants. I miss her so much I can't get her off my mind. Love & miss you my dear friend R.I.P

Angela Simon

September 11, 2019

Don't forget that she actually saw The Beatles in concert :)

Monique Villagrana

September 11, 2019

We Will Love & Miss You Forever 💙MoM💙 Your Unconditional Love, Your Silliness, Your Stubbornness, Your Always Loving Protection, Your Naiveness ( i dont even know if thats a legit word but its you), Your Compasion, And The Strength Youn Instilled in us as YOUR CHILDREN will Forever Live On Through Us & Your GrandBabies..... WE LOVE YOU MOM Forever & EVER💙💜💙💜💙💜

Maritza Robles

September 11, 2019

Marie was a very beautiful soul always willing to help out sweet kind and funny I will forever have a place in my heart for her I will never forget our beautiful talks luv ya rest in paradise

Antoinette Vergara

September 11, 2019

Marie was my sister it was like she went to soon I love you & will miss you your now with the angels say hi to everyone up in heave I love you until we meet again

Candace Miller

September 11, 2019

I only met Marie a few years ago but it was like we new each other for many years. She was an old soul and we hit it off right away. I will truly miss her. I pray for her family at this hard time. Rest in peace Marie. 🙏💝