Surrounded by her family, Doris Marie Marez died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. She was born in Vinita, Okla., on March 19, 1940, before moving to California.
She spent most of her adult life in Turlock, where she had many friends. In 2014, she moved to Willows to be closer to her daughter.
She was a devoted Christian, daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandma, and friend. Her loved ones agree, “She was faithful, she was blessed, she will be greatly missed.”
They find comfort in John 16:22, which reads, “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”
She is survived by her daughter, Pam (and Ron) Houck; grandchildren Frank Reynolds, Makaila (and Chris) Fenwick, and Starla Miller; and great-grandchildren Bradley, Jacquilyn, Hudson, Coltin, and Royse, plus the many more she adopted over the years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Winnie Stapleton; brother Ray; sister Kay; and children Debbie, Roger, and Starla.
A graveside service is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Willows Cemetery.