February 14, 1924 ~ July 5, 2017
Marguerite Echternach Noetzli passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 5, 2017. Born in Los Angeles on February 14, 1924, she was the second child of Albert Verne Echternach and Marguerite Nelson Echternach. Her brothers were John Nelson and Tom Nelson. Marguerite graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, San Pedro, CA, since 1965. She taught school for 20+ years in the LA School District.
Marguerite married Robert Jean Noetzli on August 14,1948. Robert passed away in 1994. They had 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Daughter Barbara Ross (Michael Penna) gave her Ginger Rose O’Kelley, Sean Robert O’Kelley, and Timothy Neal O’Kelley. Son David Robert (Veronique), is the father of Melodie Veronique, Leila Jaqueline, Kevin David, John Robert, and Thomas Charles. Daughter Carol Ann (Peter Chandler) gave her Christopher Frank and Julia Marie. Son Richard James has 2 daughters, Carrie Susana and Joelle Violet. Granddaughter Melodie (Jerry Hixson) has the 2 great grandchildren, Luke William, and Laine Margo.
In 2004 Marguerite survived her second husband William Rouzie of San Pedro. She and Bill had many travel adventures together.
Marguerite will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for her contagious smile, her generous spirit, her ever-present optimism, and her love of the outdoors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, San Pedro, CA.
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