"I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day." -Mitch Albom, For One More Day
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Marion Helen Roth returned to her beloved Lord and Savior on February 2, 2019 from natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at St. Clements of Rome Catholic Church in Sun City, AZ, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10am. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Western Montana Veterans Cemetery, Missoula, Montana.
Marion was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 10, 1933 to Leonard and Ursula Bader. She was the youngest of three children; her sister Teresa and her brother Leo preceded her in death. Marion finished high school at St. Boniface in Milwaukee, traveled to her homeland, Germany, with her mother, and returned to Milwaukee to enter the convent, School Sisters of Notre Dame. Marion was devoted to her Catholic faith and she served, teaching elementary students in Milwaukee and Marshfield, WI and Gary, IN. Due to health reasons she left the convent and attended Alverno College in Milwaukee earning an Education degree with minors in English and German. She eventually found her true calling as a devoted wife and mother. Marion married Frank Roth on Feb. 8, 1969 at St. Augustine's Church in Honolulu, HI. Marion and Frank traveled to Thailand for 10 months to work and made their home in several places including Kenai and Anchor Point, AK, where she was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels; Frenchtown, Huson, and St. Ignatius, MT, where she was a faithful parishioner of both St. John the Baptist and St. Albert the Great Catholic Churches; before Frank's death in 2010. She eventually moved to a climate that suited her: Sun City, Arizona. An avid reader with a subtle sense of humor, she was a devout, patient person, and world traveler. Marion is survived and dearly missed by her daughters Jackie (Jeff) Hall of Eugene, OR and Deenie (Kevin) Ragon of Peoria, AZ, and four grandchildren: Zachary & Zeda Hall and Jacob & Hannah Ragon; her niece Christine (John) Kastner; her nephew Steve Bader; her nephew George Bader; and more family and friends. Condolences and words of comfort may be shared at www.menkefuneralhome.com