Life Story / Obituary
Louise Claire Marks-Russell-Waldron passed away on March 7th 2018 at Fairview Nursing Home after several years of health issues. Louise was born on March 23rd, 1939 to Clair and Marion (McNett) Marks in Kalamazoo, Michigan
When she was 3 years old her mother married Maurice Russell, a military man. This gave Louise the opportunity to live in several states growing up. They moved back to Vicksburg to raise their family. Louise had 8 brothers; Dan (Wendy) Russell, of Indiana, Tom (Judith) Russell, of New Mexico, Joel Russell, Rick Russell, of Centerville, David (Kathy) Russell, of Portage, Ben Russell of California, Duane Marks, Clair “Bucky”, and a sister Diane Marks. Louise had a fun filled childhood with such a large family and lots of cousins to play with. She always had a fun filled spirit!
In 1954 at the age of 15 Louise married Wayne Waldron of Vicksburg they started a family right away. By the time she was 21 she had been blessed with four children; Michael Waldron, of Vicksburg; Steven (Kathy) Waldron, of Vicksburg; Diana (Alan) VanOrnam, of Vicksburg; and Christine (Randy) Mohney, of Schoolcraft.
In 1979 she married Bruce Jones of Kalamazoo. They had several variety shops in Leonidas, Mendon and Centerville, which she loved. Louise loved being with people and loved being in retail. Louise was the life of the party, she loved to laugh and have good time. She never met a stranger, she would talk to everyone.
Louise was blessed with 15 grandchildren; Michael Waldron, of Saginaw, Amanda Waldron, ofVicksburg, Jesse (Susan) VanOrnam of Scotts, Nick VanOrnam, of Vicksburg, Shanna (Shawn) Herington, of Delton, Ben (Rebecca) Walters, of Vicksburg, Christina Markus, of Kalamazoo, Steven (Mary) Waldron, of Vicksburg, Sarah Waldron (Don Knowles), of Kalamazoo, and Callie Mohney, of Delton. Louise also had 9 great grandchildren; Logan, Keegan, Lilly, Zoey, Chloe, Charliegh, Isabelle, George, and Brinley. Louise was also a great great grandmother to Rieonta, and Isabelle.
Louise is proceeded in death by her parents Clair Marks, Maurice and Marion Russell and her brothers Joel Russell, Clair “Bucky” Marks and her sister Diane Marks.
There will be a graveside memorial to celebrate Louise’s life on March 24, 2018, 11:00 am, at Factoryville Cemetery on Shorts road, Leonidas, MI.
The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Life Story Family Funeral Homes, Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 S. Main, Vicksburg (269-649-1697).