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Charlie Marquez

Posted 2021-02-19 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Feb. 19, 2021 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Our favorite Marine, our dad Charlie Marquez (Gunny) joined his wife
and our mom, Dolores, his mom Felicitas, our brother Charlie, their
dog Katie, and his beloved brothers and sisters in heaven on SuperBowl
LV Sunday, February 7th, 2021.

Charlie was born in Ventura to Felicitas and Carlos Marquez. He grew
up with his eleven siblings, and attended Holy Cross School, Ventura
High, and Ventura College. He worked at the Ventura Theater as an
usher before joining the military.

Our dad enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18 and married the love of
his life, Dolores Blackorby, on September 6th, 1953 at Mission San
Buenaventura. Charlie served during the Korean War, and the Vietnam
War where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired after twenty-one
years and afterward worked for the USPS for twenty-one years.

Charlie and Dolores were parents to three boys and three girls and
attended many sports and school events over the years. After raising
their children, Dad and Mom retired to Lake Tahoe but soon traded the
snow for the "Havasu Heat."

Dad enjoyed having lunch at the lake with Mom, traveling with her in
their motorhome, doing genealogy research at the Mormon Church in Salt
Lake City, Utah with Mom, playing horseshoes, coaching little league
baseball, watching the D-Backs and Cardinals games, spending time with
his Marine Corps League family, and eating ice cream with cookies.

Thank you to the Marine Corps League for being like a family to our
parents, Michelle and Heather at Printing Plus, Debbie, her sons and
staff at Born's Sandwiches, and Paradise Yogurt for being our parents'
home away from home.

Dad is already missed by his children and grandchildren: Debi Marquez
(daughter Julie), Vicki Hughart (Brian, Collin, Russell), Chrissi
Busby (Alton, Tim Bottorff, Teela Bottorff, Tamara Camp, Tommy Busby),
John Marquez (Cindie, Mason, Maddie), and Steven Marquez (Aleta,
Nathan, Aidan), and fourteen adored great grandchildren. He is also
survived by his sister and two brothers.

Semper Fi, Dad. We will see you and Mom again one day.

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