Marcia Mary DownsMarcia Mary Downs, 68, of Minong, Wis., and formerly of Superior died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
Marcia Mary Downs, 68, of Minong, Wis., and formerly of Superior died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s, Duluth.
She was born June 14, 1944, in Superior, daughter of Marshall and Margaret Weire.
Marcia received her B.S. in education in 1962 and her Master of Arts in 1972. Marcia’s career as an elementary teacher included Bryant, Cooper and Lake Superior Schools in Superior.
She was a member of Upsilon Chapter-Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority and Ladies of the Lake.
Marcia was a former member of Calvary Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member, Bible school attendee and secretary. As a charter member of New Hope Lutheran Church, she volunteered as a secretary. Most recently Marcia attended the River Wesleyan Church in Minong.
Some of her hobbies included quilting, scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Survivors include her son, Greg (Jenny) Downs, Minong; grandchildren, Justin, Josh, James and Peyton Downs, all of Minong; sister, Marilyn (Dr. Glenn) Heestand, Pleasanton, Calif.; nephew, Dr. Gregory (Dr. Grace Ku) Heestand, San Diego, Calif.; loving friends, the LeRoy and Bessie Johnson family; and her pet Papillon “Thunder.”
Visitation is 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the River Wesleyan Church, N13205 Rice Lake Road, Minong, Wis. Rev. Ben Kidder will officiate.
Following the service, all are invited to a luncheon at the church.
A private inurnment will be held at the Gordon Memorial Cemetery following the luncheon.
Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th Street, Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guest book or send condolences at www.downsfh.com