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Marina Rodriguez, 96, passed away at her home on May 12, 2020. She was born in Sayuca Mexico to Nicolas and Julia Alcala Ponce.
Marina married Raymond Rodriguez on February 5, 1948 in Jalisco Mexico. They enjoyed over 70 years together. Completing their family were four children: Robert, Daniel, David and Maggie.
After her marriage to Raymond, he brought her to his hometown of Powell. They farmed several places around Powell with the final location being their farm in Garland. She was always working to make sure that their homes and surrounding yards and gardens were picture perfect. Even going up on the roof to wash windows up until two years ago.
Marina was a faithful member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church. She and Raymond were members of the Snowmobile Club and members at Powell Golf Club. Her hobbies included: gardening, decorating, volunteering, cooking and craft making. She was a Confraternity Teacher. Once the crops were harvested they enjoyed traveling, especially wintering in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and enjoying golfing.
Marina was a very generous, caring, and loving person. She was forgiving of others. She was a devout Catholic and dedicated to her Catholic faith, strong in prayer, and charitable in works and donations. Marina was an exemplary Christian. She loved her family and was a devoted farm wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and good friend to all who knew her. Until her recent decline in health, she was tireless in caring for her husband, Raymond, who suffers with dementia. Marina will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include: her husband, Raymond; sons, Daniel(Linda) of Powell, David (Pinky) of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; daughter Maggie( Jeff) Brandt of Powell; a sister, Laura(Harold)Stoll; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her bothers and sisters and a son, Robert(Barbara).
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Barbara's Catholic Church with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rosary will be on Sunday evening, Mar 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Due to the COVID 19 Virus, social distancing standards will be observed. Live streaming will be available on Thompson Funeral Home's Facebook page at Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to St. Barbara's Catholic Church or the Powell Senior Center.
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