Marlene E Weir

January 1st, 1950 to May 15th, 2013
Marlene Ellen “Marti” Miller Weir, 63, of Burtchville Twp., died unexpectedly on May 15, 2013.

Marlene was born January 1, 1950, to Margaret and Norman F. Miller of Port Huron. She was the area’s New Year’s Baby.

Marlene was a 1968 graduate of Port Huron High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Clair County Community College, obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, and became a novice in the Felician Franciscan Sisters congregation in Livonia.

Marlene was a Montessori preschool teacher at St. Edward on-the-Lake Catholic Elementary School and a fine artist who enjoyed writing and reading her poetry, writing creative stories, genealogy, dancing, sailing, and making crafts from natural objects. She was the author and illustrator of the book I Know Where the Freighters Go and was drafting an historical fiction novel based on the Civil War and Underground Railroad activity in the Port Huron area. She was also a member of Our Family Puppeteers, the Orange Hat Society, and a frequent participant in the Michigan Outdoor Skills School.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin (Jason) Tolan of Ft. Gratiot; son, David (Evelyn) Taylor of Ft. Gratiot; grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob and Jason Tolan and Kayla, Jenna and Preston Taylor; mother, Margaret “Peggy” Miller of Port Huron; sisters, Kathleen Hunter of Port Huron, Laurie (Ken) Nuske of Ft. Gratiot, Wendy (Dan) Rhein and Claire of Port Huron; brother, James (Cheryl) Miller of Mikado, Michigan; friend, Robert Weir; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marlene is preceded in death by her father, Norman.

Mass of Resurrection will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in St. Edward on-the-Lake Catholic Church with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service.

The Rev. Lee Acervo will officiate.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for use at the discretion of the family.

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