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Marlene Lorraine Roux

Marlene Lorraine Roux, a lifelong resident of Bakersfield, passed away peacefully on October 21, after a long and courageous 3 ½ yr. battle with cancer, with her family and friends by her side at Memorial Hospital.  

Marlene was born on November 1, 1951 in Bakersfield, California, she was the daughter of John Karl Tobisch and Betty Lorraine Pingree.

Marlene graduated from Foothill High School in 1969, then she started a career with the Bakersfield Californian. Her winning personality allowed her to achieve the position of Account Executive. She retired from the newspaper after 25 yrs. of service. Soon after that she was hired by the County of Kern at Career Services Center as a job coordinator. After retiring from the county in 2013, she enjoyed traveling and sightseeing with her husband. She was a fabulous cook, skilled at arts and crafts, and always had a sharp eye out to decorate her beautiful home. She loved organizing parties and entertaining with family and friends. She enjoyed the central coast for dining, shopping, and long walks on the beach with her husband and dogs. She also loved spending as much time at their mountain cabin as possible.

She is survived by her loving and loyal husband of 38 years, Rick Roux; son Darin Kizer, stepsons Richard and Scott Roux; brother Steve Myrick; sister Gloria Hooper; grandsons Will and Rory Kizer; granddaughters Jaylene and Eileen Roux; and their 5-yr. old aussie, Kodiak James. The family would like to send a special thank you to Margarita Valle for her loving care of Marlene toward the end of her journey. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Our dearest wife, mother, grandmother, and friend will be tremendously missed by all.

Marlene’s Life Celebration will include services on her birthday Friday November 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Doughty Calhoun O’Meara funeral home (1100 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301).

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org.

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Sorry, for your loss, too young to pass , great smile , greater women. Will be a cherished memory !!!!!!!!!!!!

Dennis Sproul Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

I met Marlene 40 years ago when I first moved to Bakersfield. I had the pleasure of Rick and Marlene getting married in my back yard. Marlene had a quick wit and one of the best laughs I have every heard. She was always so concerned about my family and at her best when talking about her family. Her heart was loving, kind and always with a smile on her face. These last years have been a struggle for Marlene, but with all the love and care she received from Rick she was truly blessed to have such a special husband to care for her.

Monica & Gary Ross Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Down By the Sea was ordered on October 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Rick and Family, I am so sorry Marlene has lost her battle. She fought so hard and so long, and still managed to be so gracious. I pray that as your family and friends share time remembering the happy memories with Marlene it will help ease the immense pain of your loss. God gave Marlene her wings and she now rests among the Angels.

Those we love don't go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
still loved, still missed and very dear.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Sherry

Sherry Coffman Oct 26 2019 12:00 AM

A Deluxe Dish Garden was sent on October 23, 2019

Until we meet again.... Love, Mike, Debby, Brandy, Richard & Jennifer Slavens

Expression of Sympathy Oct 23 2019 12:00 AM

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