Obituary of Marlene Duvall
Marlene was born to Ken and Doris Aas in Greenbush, MN. The family moved west in the 1940's and eventually settled in Eugene. Marlene graduated from Eugene High School in 1955. She started working full-time while in high school and continued up until her retirement. Marlene married her first husband at 19 and had two sons, Jamey and Greg Petersen. Later, as a single mother to her boys, she always made sure that they had what they wanted and needed.
While being a Mom to her sons was her primary focus she also worked outside the home. Marlene landed a job as the office manager with Meadow Gold Creamery. This position prepared her for a long and successful career with the Lane Memorial Blood Bank.
In 1985 Marlene married Elva Duvall. The two of them designed and built their dream home (with their own hands!) in SW Eugene where they enjoyed life with wonderful neighbors and their Boston Terrier, Callie. This is where she lived until her passing.
In retirement Marlene spent her time traveling (Reno was her favorite destination and you could set your calendar by it!), visiting family and friends, volunteering at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital and watching her U of O Ducks. Until recently Marlene worked a seasonal job managing the second shift of the Eugene Home Show office. She was extremely dependable and always available, unless her Duck football team was playing. Her love of the U of O athletic teams was well known, and family and friends were aware, no calls or visits during Duck games. She was such a rabid fan for many years, that if they lost a game, her son Jamey knew not to call her for three days afterward.
Marlene will be missed for her laugh, quick wit, dependability, blunt honesty and devotion to family and friends. She was also known for giving “Thee best” cards for whatever occasion. Her all-around skills in the kitchen were greatly appreciated by many. Her pies, amazing chocolate chip cookies and special sweet & sour meatballs were the showstoppers. And of course, lefse!
She made our lives better and more fun!
Marlene was predeceased by her parents Ken and Doris and brother Richard Aas. She is survived by her husband Elva and their blended family including her sons Jamey (Paula) Petersen and Greg Petersen, Kathy (Greg) Kemper, Mark (Laura) Duvall, Beverly (Dave) Bray, her sister Daphne (DeWayne) Wafford and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and the many friends she made over the years at work, volunteering and at her church.
Marlene was a proud Norwegian and had strong faith as a lifelong Lutheran and we know she is resting in peace in God's arms.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Eugene Mission,1542 W 1st Ave. Eugene, OR 97402.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marlene Duvall, please visit Tribute Store