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Marilyn June Horan

June 17, 1940 ~ June 19, 2022 (age 82)

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Marilyn Horan

      Marilyn June Horan passed away peacefully June 19th at the age of 82. She touched so many lives with her loving, giving spirit and acceptance of others. A visitation and vigil will be held for her at Oak Park Hills Chapel, Tuesday July12th from 5:00-8:00 pm (vigil at 6:30 pm). A funeral mass will be Wednesday July 13, 10:30am, at St John Vianney Catholic Church in Walnut Creek with a celebration of life to follow in Mullen Commons, the church hall.

 

      Born in Hawaii to Marie Martin and Seitoku “Cente” Kiyabu, Marilyn was the only girl and the youngest of four. Moving to San Francisco as a young girl, she returned to Hawaii many times to visit family. While attending St Vincent, Marilyn met Richard, an attractive star football player from Riordan at a school dance. The rest as they say is history, and they married in 1957. Within five short years the family had grown to include Richard, Barbara and Bobby. They moved to Walnut Creek in the early 70s and Marilyn has enjoyed being an entrepreneur, daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all ever since.

 

      Marilyn’s favorite things were her family, bridge, travel and all things Disney. A year wasn’t complete unless it included a family trip to one of the theme parks and Disney mementoes were found throughout her house. She was a Life Master in Bridge with over 2000 points and certified as a Bridge Club Director. She enjoyed mentoring both beginning and intermediate players and making new friends. Travel and reading were other favorite pastimes, but above all Marilyn treasured time with her family. Her loving, giving heart made each person feel special. Marilyn was proceeded in death by her husband Richard and brother Harry Kiyabu. She is survived by her loving family: brothers Wally and Bobby Kiyabu (Jenny); children - Richard (Barbara), Barbara Schneider-Mergens (Jim), and Robert (Patrice); 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Marilyn lives on in our hearts, and her generous, loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Marilyn’s favorite charities - American Diabetes Assoc. http://www.diabetes.org/?form=Donate, or National PKU Alliance http://www.npkua.org/Forms/General-Donation.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 12, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
OAK PARK HILLS CHAPEL
3111 N. MAIN ST.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Vigil Service
Tuesday
July 12, 2022

6:30 PM
OAK PARK HILLS CHAPEL
3111 N. MAIN ST.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
July 13, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
1650 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA 94598

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
July 13, 2022

12:00 PM
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
1650 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA 94598

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