Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

Tribute Page for Marion Field McKenna

Tribute Page for Marion Field McKenna

On January 27, 2014, St. Alban’s member Marin Field McKenna passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loving family.  This is a page for those of us who knew and loved Marion to pay tribute to her memory.  Please share your memories of Marion in the comments on this post.


7 comments on “Tribute Page for Marion Field McKenna

  1. Marion,
    A breathe of fresh air,
    An Angel on earth,
    A beautiful girl with a beautiful heart,
    One that I am grateful for,
    She was here for too short a time,
    But heaven needed an angel,
    And sent for her,

  2. Brenda Cathey

    Marion was a beautiful young woman. She is one of the few people on earth that you feel like you have known forever when you meet her. She was beautiful inside and out and was here for much too short a time. She just brightened your day by being there and she loved our Lord dearly. I know she is signing and dancing around heaven and has that beautiful smile on her face. I will miss her and will pray for all of her family. She will not be forgotten.

    • We all are blessed to have had Marion in our lives.
      She had such a zest for life to the fullest degree. She easily related to children, youth, families and older people, alike. Even while she was fighting her health issues she kept trying to win that battle. Now we know that indeed she, with God’s help, has gained the reward of eternal life. What a wonderful gift God provides for us if only we do our best on earth. We rejoice that she became an example for us all. Our memories of Marion will stay with us forever!

  3. Like a beautiful butterfly you came into our lives and filled us with your spiritual beauty and courage. Like that butterfly you are gone to soon and left us with only your memory. I am glad to have called you friend,and a friend you were to uplift me during a time of soul searching. Your memory will dwell in my heart and heaven is blessed with your presence.

  4. Marty Atkinson

    Marion was a vibrant, enthusiastic young woman with a love for life. Although I knew her for only a short time, she took such joy in whatever she did. She would have been such a valuable addition to our Sunday School program with her youth and vitality. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  5. “So Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day” (John 6:52-54)

    On Christmas Eve I visited Marion at her home. She has several of her frends. We shared together. We prayed together. We laughed together and we cried together.

    And then we BROKE BREAD TOGETHER. The Lord Jesus came among. His promise resonating in our hearts that indeed HE will raise us up on the last day.

    We are an EASTER with the sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life with those we love. Marion’s life is not ended – it has changed. Alleluia the Lord IS Risen! The Lord is RISEN indeed, Alleluia!

    God’s Peace Marion…you were a gift and blessing to all who knew you. It was a privilege to have known you if only for a brief time.

    Fr. Alan

  6. When I think of Marion, the one word that comes to mind is “courage.” Marion knew she was terminally ill, yet she didn’t let that stop her or get her down in any way. There is no more perfect example of the courage Marion exhibited than the following story. On her Facebook page, Marion let people know that she was in hospice. This prompted a flurry of what appeared to be eulogies from Marion’s friends. Marion’s response to this was that she was still alive and, instead of the eulogies, she wanted people to post cute baby and baby animal pictures. Definitely a shining example of courage!

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