Marion Ethel Holland, age 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2012 at Pinewood Terrace, her home for the past few years.
Marion was born on July 14, 1913, the daughter of Edwin Earl and Beulah Vieve (Markham) Wright in Colville. They were a pioneer family that moved from Iowa to homestead a plot at the Little Pend Oreille Lakes in the early 1900â€™s. Marionâ€™s father passed away when she was three-years-old in an accident while driving a mail truck from Middle Fork (Pend Oreille Lakes) to Ione. She and her brother, Donovan, were raised by their mother until her mother married Archie Wilson in 1928.
Marion graduated from Colville High School in 1931, playing championship basketball, then attended and graduated from Seattle Business University.
Marion married Delbert Scoles on July 3, 1937 in Colville. They had two daughters, Marla and Deena.
Marion and Delbert entertained friends, won prizes for their Christmas decorations, enjoyed trips and were wonderful neighbors in their East Astor neighborhood. Delbert was a lawyer, prosecuting attorney, and superior court judge in Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties. He passed away on Sept. 9, 1972.
Marion loved to decorate and make crafts, knit, crochet, macramĂ©, and bake for friends. She was a past member of Eastern Star, the Methodist Church, and the American Bowling Congress.
She married David Holland on June 29, 1974. They had 35 years together before his passing in 2009. They enjoyed many flying trips, including several to Alaska, Reno, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lake Tahoe. She and David enjoyed four trips to Hawaii, a place she described as â€śHeaven on Earth.â€ť
Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband Delbert Scoles, husband David Holland, and grandson, Rob Bible.
She is survived by daughters, Marla (Roger) Olsen, Kettle Falls; and Deena Lowry, Colville; grandchildren, Dennis (Korry) Olsen, Ketchikan, AK, Darin (Donna) Bible, Colorado Springs, CO, Ronde Snell, Tehachapi, CA, and Theresa Rupert, Colville; great- grandchildren, Karlee Olsen and Eric Olsen, Ketchikan; Cary, Chelyse and Cassidy Bible, Colorado Springs, CO; Courtney, Connor, Camden and Carson Snell, Tehachapi, CA.
At Marionâ€™s request, there will be no service. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.