Marlena Lynn Walls

September 21, 1979February 15, 2019

Lena, Mars, (nick-name) 39, Died Friday February 15, 2019 in La Jolla, CA.

She was born September 21, 1979 in Walnut Creek Ca. Mother of 11 year old William Walter Walls and 5 year old Desmond LeRoy Walls; daughter of Thomas Roland and Debra Lynn Yauch; granddaughter of Barbara F. Moats; brother of James Lloyd (Tabatha) Yauch; niece of Keira Yauch and nephew of Bailey Albanese; aunt of Victoria L Moats; cousin of Michael (Laura) Moats.

Marlena was a USS Swimmer for 10 years with MSJA in Fremont, Ca. She graduated Washington High School in Fremont where she was also a swim coach and lifeguard at Club Sport Fremont. She graduated Cal Poly with a BA and SDSU a Masters degree and worked at Pfizer, Regulus, Bio Atla as a scientist. She loved her children and enjoyed nature, hiking, the ocean and enjoyed photography and surfing. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church Marina, 160 Seaside Court, Marina, Ca. 93933 on April 12, 2019 at 11:00 am with reception to follow.

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Juan Jimenez Victory

March 5, 2019

Rest in peace my dear friend Marlena.

Amy Wolf

March 5, 2019

Ah, sweet Marlena. I will always hold such fond memories of you. There are nothing but kind words that I associate with your memory. Smiling, caring, thoughtful, kind and generous don’t even begin to sum it up. Friends from an early age, I have always looked up to you. Every time we lost contact God would bring us back together. I always admired your unbelieveable intelligence and confidence. I am so sad to not have you here on Earth but know you are flying high and watching over us from above. See you again soon my friend!

Katara Phillips

March 5, 2019

Marlena, one of thee funniest and smartest women I knew. I'm honored to have had you as my close friends. The memories we made in our 20s will forever be part of me. The car rides, the jokes, the trips, the stories & parties are now memories. Rest in peace my sweet friend, your pain is now ours. I will miss you more than you will ever know. One sweet day we will get to share that pitcher of margaritas, we were talking about. You & i have memories longer then the road stretched ahead. forever love Kat

victoria king

March 4, 2019

Marlene was a child of God. Marlene loved her family. Marlene had a deep abiding love for her children. Marlene was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known. Marlene took many nature paragraphs. Her photographs and scenes could take you to wherever she was or had gone. She loved to surf and be by the ocean. She enjoyed hiking, I will remember her and I will miss her. PEACE IN CHRIST song below reminds me so much of her.