On January 5, Florence Marquez, widow of Deacon Phil Marquez, passed away. Survived by her children, Phil Marquez, Jr.; Barbara Marquez (David Ginsburg); Ernie Marquez (Kim); and Becky Marquez. Florence is also survived by her seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as her siblings, Isabel Marquez, Rina Flores, and Joe Marmolejo.

For 86 years, Florence led a vibrant and giving life and was active in many church and community service projects including serving as a trustee on the Mount Pleasant School Board, and serving as founding member and President of the Grail Development Corporation. Her brilliant smile and joyful laughter will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.