Nancy Lee Landes (Marrs), 78 years, passed away on July 17, 2017 in her home in Stockton, with her family. She was born April 19, 1939 in Oakdale, to her parents Bond H Marrs and Naomi Jane Marrs (Austin). Her childhood was full of happy memories of growing up in Riverbank, on a dairy farm, riding her horse around town, and participating in 4H alongside her brother William Marrs, and Margaret Wheeler (Marrs). She graduated from Oakdale High School in 1957 and attended Modesto Junior College. Growing up, Nancy was active in the International Order of Job’s Daughters and is a Past Honored Queen of Bethel number 156 of Riverbank, and as an adult served on the council of Bethel number 277 of Stockton, where her daughter Emily and granddaughter Christina followed her in becoming Past Honored Queens as well. At her 10-year high school reunion she met the love of her life, James Landes. They were married on December 28, 1968, and moved to Stockton where they raised their three children, Michael, Bryan and Emily. Being the amazing mother that she was she fully supported both of her sons in the Boy Scouts of America where Bryan earned his Eagle rank.
Nancy was a member of the Church of Annunciation and all three of her children attended the school there. She worked for many years in the Community Involvement Program, and later, the registrar’s office at University of the Pacific. Nancy always enjoyed baking, and is known for her amazing cookies, and could sew anything that you could ever want. She loved spending time with her family including her 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest at Oakdale Citizen’s Cemetery in a graveside service on August 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. Her family would like to also invite anyone who knew her to join them for a celebration of her life on August 16 at 1 p.m. at her daughter’s house at 1523 Pecos Circle in Stockton.
We would also like to offer a special thank you to Community Hospice for all their kindness and help in making Nancy’s last days comfortable. If anyone would like to send condolences, we would like to encourage you to send a donation to Community Hospice, United Cerebral Palsy or Cancer research as Nancy’s family was affected by all of them.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Aug. 9, 2017