Former Soldotna resident Charlotte (Char) Marx died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in Redding, Calif., with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was 62.
Ms. Marx was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Redding.
During her time in Alaska she was assistant manager of Gold Strike Lanes in Soldotna until 1977. She then moved to Redding and was an apartment manager of Sequoia Garden Apartments until 2007.
Her family said she loved bowling, arts and crafts, beading jewelry and her first love, dancing.
"She fought hard until the end," her family said. "Some say she is the strongest woman they have ever met. She will be greatly missed."
Ms. Marx is survived by daughters Therese Kirkland and husband Terry, of Troup, Texas; Crystal Rodriguez and husband Tony, of Bakersfield, Calif.; and Dawni Giugler and husband Layne, of Soldotna; son Donald Marx, Jr. and wife Amanda, of Crescent City, Calif.; grandchildren Shawn Kirkland, Sarah Kirkland, Shane Kirkland, Cheyenne Kirkland and Shelby Kirkland, of Troup Texas; Tyler Johnson and Hanna Giugler, of Soldotna; Katilyn Marx, of Crescent City; and Lily Rodriguez, of Bakersfield, Calif.; great granddaughter Aaliyah Kirkland-Bridges, of Troup; sisters Carol Hetrick and husband John, of Auburn, Wash.; and Lynda Clark and husband Don, of Redding; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Nov. 30, 2010, at Little Country Church in Redding. Condolences can be addressed to: P.O. Box 3725, Soldotna, 99669.
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