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Marcia Lee Robinson

October 2, 1932 - June 16, 2020

Marcia Lee Robinson, born Marcia Lee Russell Oct. 2, 1932, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 16, 2020 in Salem, Oregon.  She was the daughter of Lee and Agnetta Russell.
Marcia was a vivacious, creative woman who got her start in Tygh Valley, Oregon attending high school in Dufur, Oregon.  
She is survived by son Steve & Elaine Marvel of Salem Oregon, daughter Nancy Skowrup of McMinnville Oregon and Joyce & Jean-Francois Marvel-Benoist of Albany Oregon, as well as former husband Fritz Marvel of Madras Oregon, brother Ronald Russell of Kent, Washington, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Her grandchildren include:
Melanie Marvel
Seth & Krista Marvel
Luke & Brittany Marvel; Kiersten and Kylie Marvel
Wynton Skowrup
Rachana Skowrup
                                                          Aaron & LauraGarmon
                                                          Seraphim Benoist
                                                          Pakalana Ahin-Benoist
She was preceded in death by sister Jean Brock.
The daughter of wheat ranchers, Marcia moved to Rockaway Beach at age 19, and helped operate a United Methodist youth camp, Camp Magruder, for many years.  She participated in the local church, sold Avon products and was known for being a great cook and gardener, who also loved bird watching.   In 1971, Marcia relocated to Bend, Oregon where she sold real estate and managed Turn of the Century Lampshades and Antiques downtown and participated in the community gardens and PSI World Seminars.  After the death of her second husband Bob Jones in 1994, Marcia moved to Dufur Oregon to care for her mother, and there re-met a high school classmate Harold Robinson whom she married.
Her grandson remembers her "sweet childlike glow" and the fun they had together.  Marcia loved her family and is remembered as the Queen of Fudge at the holidays and cheesecake the rest of the year!  
After the death of Harold in 2002, Marcia relocated to Sheridan Oregon to live next to daughter Nancy and her family and spent winters in Hawaii with daughter Joyce; and eventually to Salem when her Alzheimers disease became progressed.  She lived her last 6 years at Harmony House of Salem near son Steve and his wife Elaine, where she received excellent care.  Marcia had a special love for music including hymns, harp music and songs from The Sound of Music.  Family visits typically included singing and chocolate!
Marcia is deeply missed by her family.
Donations in Marcia's honor can be made to:  Union Gospel Mission in Salem and Simonka Place women’s and children’s shelter
A small family service is planned for July.  



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My condolences to your entire family. My, does Sera look like her! Holding you all in love.

So much love to your family at this time. I didn't know Marcia but I feel a great love and gratitude to her for birthing her incredible,beautifully spirited daughter Joyce. Peace in your hearts.... Juhl

What beautiful women inside and out. I have wonderful memories of my time spent at Magruder with my best friend Nancy, Steve and Joyce. Marcia was gracious kind person. I loved her dearly. So sorry for her loss but she is with our Lord. Bless all of you
love Patti Porter

Marcia was a beautiful woman inside and out.  Many fond memories of her at Magruder.  Also later in other parts of her life.  Her family was great and cared for her in a loving way as she did for her mother.  Thanks for her smile and her good kind kids.  Bev Whitehead