Marlene Lacunza left this world for another on August 23, 2013 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, after suffering a complete heart block.

She was born March 6, 1945 to Marvin and Arlene Phillips in Willows, California. The oldest of four children, she often looked after her three brothers.

As her father was a Mason, she belonged to Rainbow Girls and later, Eastern Star. Also, she was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi.

She loved to make things with her hands, selling items at craft fairs, and even taught arts and craft classes to seniors. Above all, she loved to paint.

A daughter, mother, sister, aunt, wife and friend, she is preceded in death by both parents, brother Steve Phillips, and brother Tad Phillips.

Survivors include brother Sam Phillips (Jennifer); son William Shoffner; daughters Danielle Ralston (James), and Elena Pollak (Rich). She had one nephew, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren (including one on the way).

Those who knew her, will never forget her. Even her acquaintances have stories to tell.

Marlene was a resident of Dunsmuir for 40 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Dunsmuir Community Building at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the Library in Dunsmuir; or to your local library branch.