Marianna Elizabeth Peters Quiring died on Saturday November 18, 2017. Her husband preceded her in death on Mar 11, 1981. Her siblings also preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Julia D. Emblen (Dallas), Jay and Ruth Quiring (Dallas), and Merrilee and Frank Carpenter (Hillsboro), grandchildren Jason Quiring, Aaron Quiring, Karen (Darren) Mans, Lisa (Jamie) Nelson and Brittany(Dustin) Burch. Great grandchildren include Rowan Quiring, Riley and Abby Quiring, Tana Diamond and Eleanor Stone, Brayden, Brody and Brooklyn Mans, Spencer and Austin Nelson, and Bella and Kinsley Burch.
Marianna graduated as Valedictorian from Dallas High School in 1935 and married Elvin Quiring in 1936. For all of her life she was active in church activities including teaching childrens’ Sunday School classes. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Special Education from what is currently Western Oregon University. She taught Special Education Reading in Marion and Polk County Schools. She later was a coffee hostess at Salem Hospital for over 20 years.
Marianna and Elvin traveled the southern states following his retirement from Quiring Printing Company. Marianna assisted Elvin in building homes in the Dallas and Salem areas. Marianna counted it a privilege to cook for her family and the extended family. She always enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and often shared stories of her life growing up on the farm. She was entertained by her pet cats as a young girl through to her one hundredth birthday.
Graveside services were held in the Dallas Cemetery. Memorials may be given Evangelical Bible Church at 1175 SE Howe St. Dallas, OR 97338 or American Bible Society at 101 N. Independence Mall E. FL8 Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com