May 26, 1929 ~ July 14, 2009
Koerner, Marilyn Jean
A longtime Torrance resident peacefully passed away July 14th, 2009 after a short illness. Born in Ponca Nebraska on May 26th, 1929 she moved west with her family as a young girl to Los Angeles in 1941. She graduated from Leuzinger High as " The Olympian Girl" in 1947. Marilyn then attended UCLA graduating in 1951 with a recreation degree. She married Carl Koerner of El Segundo on June 18th, 1950. Marilyn worked as a substitute teacher for the Torrance Unified School District for forty years.
Marilyn is the daughter of Charles and Estella Gee. Survivors include her husband of 59 years Carl Korener ; Daughter Carol (Les) Yasutake , of Kauai ; Sons Ron (Laura) Koerner , Ken (Kathy) Koerner , and Mike (Patti) Koerner 10 grandchildren, Yumi , Lachelle , Sean, Matthew, Jenna, Kobi , Brian, Emilee, Karli , and Lisa. Sister Jan Rush and Brother Chuck (Florrie) Gee. A celebration of Marilyn 's life will be held Saturday July 25th , at 2:00pm at Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd Torrance, California. A reception will follow the Memorial Service.
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