Marna Titus

Marna Star Titus, 87, of Boise, Idaho, died peacefully at home Thur., March 10, 2011, following a lengthy illness. We know that she is now with her loved ones who were waiting to welcome Marna home.

Marna was born Nov. 10, 1923 in Montague, Calif., to Charles Beebe and Ivy Wharton Beebe. Ivy Beebe passed away before Marna was 2 years old. Marna was raised by her maternal grandparents, George and Dollie Wharton of Sedro-Woolley.

Marna married the love of her life, James Ernest “Ernie” Titus on Dec. 7, 1941. They were married 62 years. Ernie predeceased Marna in 2003.

Marna was a homemaker during the early years of their marriage, but later worked in Newhalem, Wash., for Seattle City Light Company. After moving to Seattle in 1961, she worked at Frederick and Nelson department store and Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company. Marna and Ernie moved to Yountville, Calif., in the 1970s. Marna retired from AT&T in 1985.

Marna was an inspiration to all who knew her. She experienced ill health for many years, but would say, “It’s all right, I can handle it. God won’t give me more than I can deal with.” Marna knew her true Spiritual nature and was ready to return home. She will be missed by her loving family and friends.

Marna is survived by her sons James E. Titus Jr. of Mokelumne Hill, Calif., and Kenneth A. Titus of Cle Elum, Wash.; her daughter, Sharron Cummons of Boise, Idaho; grandsons Douglas Titus of Oklahoma and James Lay of Boise; granddaughters Dyan Lay of Boise and Betsy Masterson of American Canyon, Calif.; Song Soon Lay, of Boise, her caregiver for many years; and six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Final arrangements were made under the direction of Cremation Society of Idaho, Boise.

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