Marvel Elaine Munson

04/28/1919 — 10/12/2009

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Spoakne, WA

Marvel Elaine Munson

Marvel Elaine Munson, 90, of West Richland, passed away on October 12, 2009 in Richland. She was born on April 28, 1919 as Marvel Elaine Roestel in Spokane WA to Henry E..Roestel and Laura E. Ross. Marvel graduated from Rosalia High School in 1938 in Spokane WA.

She was married to Victor R. Munson on February 9, 1941. They chose to renew their vows on their fiftieth anniversary as a gift to one another. During WWII, she worked as a secretary at Galena Station, Fairchild AFB in Spokane. It was at that time she meant her husband Vic. After moving to Everett she then became a business women and owner of the White Spot Café in the early 1950's. After selling the business, she chose to manage various restaurants throughout Everett, WA.

With her husband's work being at the Hanford site, they moved from Everett to West Richland in 1973. While living at the same address for over 36 years she began watching the same children going to and from Tapteal Elementary School. She was known as Grandma to many of them. Many of those same children continued to stop by after they graduated from high school, later bring with them their own children.

Marvel and her husband enjoyed gardening, and her love of roses, playing pinochle, bingo, and Saturday night casino night. She held a great love and commitment to her family, friends and animals. She was a Member of the Moose Lodge of West Richland; she became a senior regent during for the period of 77-78. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of West Richland and held a strong faith in the Lord.

Our mom was a two time survivor of cancer.

Marvel is survived by; Dottie Lance Higgins, Victor Molly Munson, Micky Norma Munson, Lucky Munson, Judith Tom Hayes, Larry Linda Munson and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Laura Roestel, 2 brothers, George and Roy Roestel:, one sister Elvina Munk: Her husband of fifty one years Victor R. Munson, and her baby girl Sherry Linda Clause Munson.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland. There will visitation held on Friday, October 16, 2009 at Einan's Funeral Home, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. A graveside service will take place after visitation on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Memorial Gardens at 2:00pm. The family welcomes all friends and family for a gathering held at the Moose Lodge in West Richland after services.

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  • I am sadden to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a remarkable Lady, I will miss her Christmas cards, she always kept me up to date on the Family. Take Care, God Bless you all.

    Debbie Munson Johnson
    November 4, 2014
    Snohomish, WA
  • Thank you Marvel for the times we spent together. I will miss you and Gizmo!

    Jim Hilliard
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I was honored to know Mrs. Munson when she was at Richland Rehab. She was a kind person and loved her family very much. I was sorry to hear of her passing.

    Lori Cook RN
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I was honored to be a daughter-in-law for 14 years. She still thought of me as her daughter. She was a very speical person with a Big heart, kind and giving person. I remember our long talks we had, her pretty flowers and big garden with all those yummy tomatoes. She will be missed by all. My love, thoughts and prayers are with the family. Always, Diane

    Diane Stalter
    November 4, 2014
    Marysville, WA, US
  • I was surprised to see Marvel’s obituary in newspaper. I am glad she was able to go to her adult family home after she graduated from Richland Rehab. She was sweet and spicy, and always had something witty to say. I really enjoyed knowing her, even though she was there for therapy. Thankyou for letting us share her life.

    janice buchanan
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
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