Verna Marsing Quinn, age 67, passed away June 29, 1998 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born September 16, 1930 in Price to William M. and Mona Livingston Marsing. She married Duane E. Quinn February 2, 1952 in San Diego, California.Verna attended school in Carbon County, graduating from Carbon High School, class of 1948. She went on to graduate as an RN from the LDS School of Nursing in Salt Lake City. Verna was deeply involved in many community and civic projects in San Diego. She was one of the most respected community leaders in the city, having contributed almost 40 years of service to education, parks and recreation, planning and environmental causes. She was also a San Diego city planning commissioner. Verna received the 1998 California Woman of the Year award from the state Legislature in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the people of California. The light of her life was her kids and family. She will be missed dearly by them and a community of friends.

She is survived by her mother, Mona Marsing, Price; her husband, Duane; and daughter, Debra, both of San Diego, CA; son, Kelly W. (Becky), Price; two sisters and their spouses, Marilyn (Garry) Steines, Seabrook, TX; Paula (C.D.) Butcher, Price; three nephews and two nieces, Michael (Janet) Steines, College Station, TX; Karen Steines, Webster, TX; Julie (Joe) Martinez, Seabrook, TX; Bill and Kyle Butcher, both of Price; two granddaughters, Leila and Taylor, of Price. Verna was preceded in death by her father, William M. Marsing in 1977; and sister, Joyce Arlene Marsing, in May 1998.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, with a viewing Monday evening from 7-9 p.m., where family will be present. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Verna's name to the American Cancer Society.

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