Our beloved friend, wife, mother and Nanny was led home on February 25, 2023. Marinan Whiting Washburn, age 100, was born July 5, 1922 in Savoy, Texas to Claude Vernon Whiting and Audrey Nora (Fox) Whiting.
After graduating salutatorian of Bells High School in 1940, Marinan married the love of her life, Joseph E. Washburn, on November 18, 1942 in Bells, Texas. Together they enjoyed 57 year of marriage and raised three wonderful children Claudia, Nancy and Richard. Marinan was a caring and giving person, and she was faithful to God, her church and her family. She was a proud descendant of her pioneering ancestors and the matriarch of her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Joseph E Washburn; daughter, Claudia Washburn Day; brother, ‘Buddy’ Whiting; sisters, Lora Byrd Whiting Tindall and Edith Jeanne Whiting Stroud.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Trainor and husband James of Denison; son, Richard Washburn and wife Vicki of Denison; six grandchildren, Tara Trainor Campbell and husband Rodney of Bells, Matt Washburn and wife Dava of Bells, Taylor Trainor and wife Amber of Bells, Adam Washburn and wife Lori of Howe, Travis Trainor and wife Veronica of Prosper, and Ben Washburn and wife Kristen of Bells; thirteen great-grandchildren, Hayden Trainor, Ansley Campbell, Holden Trainor, Hailey Trainor, Peyton Washburn, Rendon Campbell, Carder Washburn, Reid Washburn, Barrett Washburn, Blevins Washburn, Baylon Washburn, Sawyer Trainor, and Georgia Washburn; and many cherished nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Pallbearers will include grandsons, Matt Washburn, Taylor Trainor, Adam Washburn, Travis Trainor, Ben Washburn and great-grandson Hayden Trainor. Honorary pallbearers will include great-grandsons, Holden Trainor, Peyton Washburn, Rendon Campbell, Carder Washburn, Reid Washburn, Barrett Washburn, Blevins Washburn, and Baylon Washburn.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6, 2023 at 12:00 PM at the Trinity Fellowship Church 101 Hwy 69 Denison, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial in Sherman, Texas. Memorials can be made to Trinity Fellowship Church or the Bells ISD Education Foundation.
What a treasure Marinan was – she a precious lady. So very sorry for your loss.
Oh no I am so sorry. I had not heard. Such a beautiful lady. I enjoyed going to church at Trinity with her. My love and prayers to the entire precious family.
Sorry for your loss. I remember the Washburn family. My Mom and Dad were gods friends of theirs. Monroe and Minnie Rose
We am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have met her and congratulated her on creating such a beautiful family. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
I am so sorry for your loss! Marinan was a beautiful, sweet Lady and blessing to everyone who crossed paths with her.
Nan was a jewel and adorable. She was loved by so many and will be missed!
What a remarkable life! What a remarkable lady!
Marinan was always so sweet to me. Even though I hadn’t seen her in years I will miss her presence on this side of the veil! My love to all of you. My prayers will be with you as you celebrate this incredible lady.
Love my friend. She was the sweetest person I knew.
She was always thinking of other people.
Miss her smile
She was a trooper.
She lived life to the fullest
Love Frances Gilliam
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers.
Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Steve and Mary Ann
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family. Ben and Kristen just know I love you both and a lot of us know how you are feeling at this moment but in time it will ease in the heart but you will always have those precious memories. ????????????
Sorry for your loss. Will remember her sweet smile and as a true lady.
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Prayers for you and James and your family.