Marlene Carol (Moore) Nease joined her loving husband John David Nease in heavenly rest Sunday the seventh of April. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother Sister, Aunt and Sumner school district elementary educator who loved life and gave love and care to everyone she met. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 9, 1945 to Beatrice Marie (Schuck) Moore and Henry True Moore, she was the youngest of their three daughters together. Marlene grew up in Ridgeville, Ohio and graduated North Ridgeville High School, becoming Valedictorian of the class of 1963. Her education continued at Lake Erie College where she followed her calling, majoring in elementary education and graduating with honors in 1967. During her College years, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain supporting her Minor in Spanish.
She began her career in education working in the Head Start program and a short time later at the age of 23 married John David Nease on June 23, 1968. Marlene then gained a position as a Third grade teacher at Carol elementary in Carol, Ohio and began her family in Baltimore, Ohio with the birth of her only child David Russell Nease on November 27, 1969. Marlene followed her husband west to Washington State after he had gained a position with the Boeing Company and she began teaching here in 1979. She spent the majority of her teaching years serving students in the Sumner district at Bonney Lake Elementary and later at Victor Falls. Through her work, she was a positive and loving influence on hundreds of kids in the Sumner district. After retirement, she continued to follow her calling in education by volunteering to teach English as second language students and by providing a home to exchange students from Spain and South Korea.
Marlene enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, visiting Alaska, Spain, Hawaii and Mexico as well as Florida and Nevada. She was active in her community as a long-time member of the Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Sigma Fi Sororities as well as Eastern Star Guiding Star chapter #99 and she enjoyed supporting musicians through membership in the international music society Sigma Alpha Iota. Looking for a community in Christ that lived their faith, Marlene joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sumner in 2018 and was active in the church through the time of her passing.
Marlene is survived by her only son David Russell Nease, his wife Danielle, and grandchildren Johnathan and Genny Nease, sisters Barbara Dwelley, Sarah White, and Lorraine Lougee, as well as nephews Todd Lougee, Thomas, Chris and Larry White and Niece Jill McIntyre. Please join us in remembering Marlene at her Memorial service, which will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 512 Valley Ave East in Sumner on Thursday, April 18th 3:00 pm with viewing prior to the service.