257 SE Roberts, Gresham, OR 97080

Marcia Truswell July 13, 1937 - March 18, 2019

Resided in Gresham



Marcia F. Truswell, long-term resident of Gresham, Oregon, died on March 18, 2019 after a year-long illness related to Mesothelioma. Marcia was born in New London, Minnesota and moved to Oregon with her parents, in 1948.  Marcia graduated from Gresham High School in 1955 and represented Gresham in the 1955 Rose Festival Parade that year as the Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters organization.  She met her husband, Bill, while attending Lewis & Clark College. Bill & Marcia were married in 1957 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gresham.  Marcia shared her love of music and her talents as a pianist at church and community school music programs.  Marcia spent 33 years working as a volunteer in the Surgical Waiting room and gift shop at Emanuel Hospital, being honored as one of Emanuel’s Treasured Citizens for her service and membership in the 1909 Society.

Marcia and Bill spent most summers boating on the Columbia River on their boat, the Coda. Marcia was involved in community service activities through Zarephath Kitchen, Oregon Food Bank and the Heifer Project. Marcia loved to attend Jazz Festivals and was a huge sports fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Mariners.

Marcia is survived by her husband, Bill, married 61 years. Their 2 children: son, Mitchell Truswell, daughter, Michelle Grove, husband, Rob Grove and 4 grandchildren, Matthew Shull, Morgan Shull, Nicholas Grove, Marie Grove.  Memorial Service to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Gresham, OR on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00p.m..  Charitable donations can be made to Randall Children’s Hospital, Portland Oregon or the American Diabetes Association.


Service: Memorial
Date: March 23rd, 2019
Time: 1:00p.m.
Place: Trinity Lutheran Church 507 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97030


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    Lyndell Dees says

    Rest in peace dear Marcia. Although you are missed on this earth, you have gone on to something better.

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    Libby Hoover says

    Dear Mitch and family,
    I’m very sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you. Cherish your memories and say her name out loud every day.

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    Terrie Clark says

    Marcia I will miss our talks just about everything. Your in the presence of God know, but you will surely be missed by us all.

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    Michael Gunzel says

    i am sure that my Mom was amoung the crowd that meet Marcia at the pearly gates! I truly wish there was something I could say to make the pain less debilitating, however there are no words to do so. Mitch and Michelle, you are both in my prayers and if there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to ask. God Bless!

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    Monica G says

    My condolences to the family . I know this is a very difficult time for you right now and no words can express how sorry I amt for your loss. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding Philippians 4:6;7).May Jehovah God grant you guidance, strength at this difficult time.

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    Vesta Relander Smith says

    Marcia will be missed by so many. She was a great friend, mother and grandmother. My heart breaks for her family…such a special lady.

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    Skip Snow says

    Bill, Audrey and I are so sorry to hear about Marica’s death. It has been a long time since we have since we have seen you but we have always cherished the time we had with you and Marica.

    May God be with you now and always.

    Skip Snow

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    Duayne T Hutchinson MD says

    So sad to learn of Marcia’s passing. We send our love, our thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord bless you, Bill and all your family. Sincerely, Duayne & Terry-Ann Hutchinson

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    Bob & Linda LeBlond says

    We miss Marcia, our friend and neighbor, and her wonderful smile. May your memories be a source of comfort to you and your family. She was so special to us.

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