Marcella Merrill, a 52 year resident of the South Bay, passed away at home with family on Thursday, December 13, 2012 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Born in Jefferson, South Dakota, Marcella was 93 years old when she died. She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, and enjoyed bowling and playing bridge. Marcella is survived by her husband of 74 years, Marvin Merrill of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; son, Gary Merrill of Denver, CO; son, Mike (Judi) Merrill of Long Beach, CA; three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. The Memorial Service will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12 noon, with a reception to follow. Private burial will take place at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Torrance Memorial Home Health and Hospice.

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  1. I grew up next door to Marv & Marcella and remember how kind they were – as kids, we were constantly throwing balls over the fence and they were so patient in returning our toys to us with a smile. I remember the special occassions when we would visit at their house and get to experience their beautiful garden….Marcella will be missed.

  2. Dear Marvin,
    It is with great sadness I send you our condolences.We have known you and Marcella many years.You two were a great pair
    together.We will miss her stories and her love for her grandchildren.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Norma and Marc Alan

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