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Marley L. Tobian

Marley L. Tobian passed away February 13, 2016, exactly 79 years from her birth on February 13th, 1937. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan before moving to Los Angeles, California where she attended USC and became a member of the 1956 USA Women’s Olympic Swimming Team. Upon graduation from the School of Dental Hygiene, she practiced dental hygiene in Glendale, CA for many years. She then moved from California to Colorado to teach & attend graduate school. Upon receiving her PHD, she moved to Nebraska. She was a professor of Dental Hygiene at the University of Nebraska for 10 Years. After her retirement, she moved back to Colorado. In retirement, she became an avid hiker and skier and was still snow skiing at the age of 77. She was famous in many circles for her famous chocolate chip cookies and goodies. Following in her father’s footsteps, she loved to take the grandchildren fishing. She enjoyed a great game of scrabble and the challenge of a good jigsaw puzzle. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Danelle and John Catlett of Lincoln, Nebraska; her son and daughter in law, Mike and Brenda Tobian of Danville, California; sister Barb Dorsett of Paso Robles, CA and grandchildren, Allison and Tucker Catlett (Lincoln, NE) Kasey and Austin Tobian (Danville, CA). Her best friend Karen Tuinstra of Grand Junction, CO was at her side upon passing and dearest friend, David Bendick of New Castle, CO offered continual support and encouragement as did Hospice of Garfield County. Marley (aka Nana) was a giving, honest, selfless woman. She was a mentor of character and integrity to all her students. She was as independent and as strong as they come and was admired by many. She fought a heroic battle with lung cancer without complaint or anger and thru it all continued to put others before herself. She was always optimistic. Marley requested no services. Instead, celebrate her life by doing something nice for someone else today because kindness and generosity was her legacy….pay it forward in her memory and honor. Kind words or condolences can be emailed tosolidrock@neb.rr.com


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