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Obituary: Marie Yancey Morris Coombe

Marie Yancey Morris Coombe 1915 ~ 2005 Marie Yancey Morris Coombe passed away September 10, 2005 in Mesa, Arizona. Marie was born October 12, 1915 in Taylorsville, Utah, the only daughter of Thomas E. and Eleanor Bringhurst Yancey. She attended school in Taylorsville at Plymouth Elementary and graduated from Granite High School. She married Spencer E. Morris in 1939, and divorced in 1961. She married William (Bill) J. Coombe in 1966. Marie was a very competent and skilled executive secretary. She worked as the personal secretary to Salt Lake City Mayor, J. Bracken Lee, and for Kennecott Copper for several years. She also worked at Westminister College until her retirement in 1980. She loved her association with life long friends and members of her bridge club. In 1980 she and Bill moved to Post Falls, Idaho to live near her daughter, Ann. After a few years they moved back to Salt Lake City and resided in Three Fountains East. In 2001 she moved to Chandler, Arizona to be near her daughter, Tracey, and her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Orin and Ralph Yancey, and her husband, Bill. She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Joel) Stookey, Post Falls, Idaho; and Tracey (David) Miller, Chandler, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Christopher (Kathy) Stookey, Lincoln (Connie) Stookey, Shayne (Nyla) Miller, Sauna (Brett) Clark, Derek (Camille) Miller, Erin (Bruce) Turley, Tylan (Marcy) Miller, Cody (Kristen) Miller, Megan (Brian) Johnson, of Arizona; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, Karen (Larry) Johnson and Rakell (Gene) Gardner; nephews, Ron (Susan) Thorne and Bill Thorne. Services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005, 12:00 noon at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah where visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.