Marlene Janet Purvis was born December 11, 1934 to Arnold and Edith Gottier in Denver, Colorado. Her elder brother Gene was there to greet her as well. She passed away peacefully at home in Roseville, CA, with her family by her side, on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
In 1941, the family moved to Glendale, California. They lived there until December 1946, before moving to Sunland, California. It was there she graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in 1952 and in that same year agreed to go on a blind date with a Marine who would become her future husband, Parker Purvis. They were married February 19, 1954 and raised three sons, in that same community. Parker and Marlene were married 62 years.
She was a women of great faith and service. She taught Sunday School and sang in the choir and served in Women's Ministries for many years. She enjoyed many arts and crafts and seemed to master each and every one. Her favorite was ceramics. She even owned her own kiln and taught classes. She had a green thumb in the garden and an amazing arm in the bowling ally. She enjoyed doing puzzles and playing games. However, her true passion was time spent with family.
Marlene is survived by her husband, Parker; three sons, David (Betty) of Denver, CO, Steven (Debbi) of Lincoln, CA, and Scott (Ruth) of Roseville, CA; eight grandchildren, Janelle, Ryan, Jeremy, Mandy, Kimberly, Greg, Jason, and Jennifer; and seven great-grandchildren, Makena, Addysen, Asher, Charlotte, Henry, Cambryn, and Parker Jane; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother Dennis (Jill) Gottier of Citrus Heights, CA. Her brother Gene preceded her in death.