SCOTTSBLUFF — Marian (Folk) Downing, 73, of Scottsbluff, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018 at Heritage Estates in Gering.
Marian was born to Lewis and Inez M. (Carpenter) Folk on Sept. 12, 1944, in Thedford. She received her early education from Mullen Public Schools and graduated from Mullen High School with the class of 1962.
She married Marty Dean Downing on June 3, 1962, in Mullen.
Marian is survived by her children; sons James (Toni) of Crowheart, Wyo. and Tim (Bonnie) of Dunning; daughter Mardee (JR) of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Tyler (Rebecca) of Riverton, Wyo. and Katelyn (Richard) of Pocatello, Idaho, Taylor and Brett of Dunning, Channing of Fort Collins, Colo., and Harrison of Scottsbluff; great-grandchild, Tinley of Riverton, Wyo; brother Jim (Ruby) Folk of Mullen, sister Jackie (Folk) Homan of Salisbury, Mo.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-laws, nephews, nieces and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marty Downing; brother, Lewis Don Folk; parents, Lewis E. and Inez M. (Carpenter) Folk.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service for Marian at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hyannis, at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, with Reverend Richard H. Neugebauer and Reverend Andrew Safarik officiating. Cremation has taken place; there will be no viewing and final committal will occur privately at the Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen.
Memorials in Marian’s honor may be directed to Hospice in care of Regional West Medical Center, or Emma’s Closet in care of Cancer Treatment Center at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hyannis, or Faith Lutheran Church in Gering.