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Gerald Brooks Marrs' wife Mabel Vivian Carr was born to Edward Lemuel Carr and Katherine Alcenia Thankful Edmonds, on 27 Jun 1913 in Ridgefield, Clark Co., Washington. Mabel died 26 Jul 1994 in Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington.

Sister to Ivy May Carr who married Gerald's brother Herbert Norman Marrs.

Mabel was an avid bowler, and traveled a good deal, as a key team member, for league championships. Received 1979 Meritorious Service award from Women's International Bowling Congress.

The Columbian, July 28, 1994
Mabel Vivian Carr Marrs, 81, Vancouver, wa.
(Great granddaughter of Thomas & Kate Soden)
Mabel Marrs, 81, died Tuesday, July 26, 1994, in Vancouver of complications from a stroke.. Born June 27, 1913, in Ridgefield, Washington, she later moved with her family to St. Louis, Missouri, where she worked as a secretary, attended Washington University and received an A.A. in social work.

In 1945, Mrs. Marrs moved with her husband, Gerald, to Vancouver and worked for the V.A. Hospital, the U.S. Air Force, the Red Cross, and the Women's International Bowling Congress.

An avid bowler, Mrs. Marrs was president of the Oregon State Women's Bowling Association for 25 years, president of the 600000 Club and a vice president of the Women's International Bowling congress. In 1979, she was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in St. Louis for meritorious service. She also loved softball, swimming, pool, camping, cards, traveling and music.

Mrs. Marrs is preceded in death by her son, Gerald Marrs Jr. Survivors include her husband, Gerald, at home; her daughter, Marlinda Stearns of Salem, Oregon; three sisters, Ivy Marrs of Portland, Doris Jarchow of Falls City, Washington; Patricia Carr of Sequim, Washington and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowling Hall of Fame.
in USA


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