Marelne Spence

December 8, 2013 

90th Birthday. Marlene was born December 10, 1923 during a blizzard in Denver, CO. She was delivered by her father. Her parents were Gus and Alta (White) Johnson. She was raised on a small farm in Wheatridge, just west of Denver. In 1939, the family moved to Kirkland, WA and Marlene graduated from Kirkland High School in 1941. She married Pvt. Robert Spence stationed at Gray Field, WA on July 10, 1942. The couple had three children; a daughter Linda who passed away in 2011; son Steve (Cindy) of Alameda, CA; son Thorne (Sandy) of Ballwin, MO. The couple have six grandchildren. Marlene has been married to her "Spence" for 71 1/2 years, and they are members of Birchwood Presbyterian Church.

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