Marlene Ann Powell

Marlene Ann Powell, 75, a Hoquiam resident, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Saturday evening, January 19, 2013. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 22, 1937, the daughter of Arthur and Levina C. (Baars) Doree.

She graduated from high school in St. Paul and married Gary Nelson in St. Paul. They later divorced and she came to Olympia and then Hoquiam. She married James Powell in Montesano on June 12, 2005.

Marlene was a member of Harbor Assembly of God Church, Hoquiam and was active in their women’s ministries. She also enjoyed playing bingo, making clothing and floral wreaths.

Besides her husband, James, of the family home in Hoquiam; Marlene is survived by two sons, Dan Nelson of Hoquiam and David Nelson of Aberdeen; a daughter, Debbie Rivera of Devins, Mass.; a step-daughter, Susan E. Powell of Vancouver, BC; and also four grandchildren. A brother, Donald Doree, died before her.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Harbor Assembly of God Church, Hoquiam. Pastor Ken Middleton will officiate. Inurnment will take place in Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam, at a later time.

A message of condolence or a memory may be shared with the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.