Rosemary “Marlene” Moser Bieren passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Woodburn, Ore.
Marlene was born in Killam, Alberta, Canada, May 13, 1933, to Rose (Kueber) and Henry Moser. Her family relocated to Moscow when she was 4 years old. She attended Ursuline Academy and graduated from Moscow High School in 1951.
Marlene married Keith Bieren in 1952. They started their married life living in Lewiston, then moved to Moscow, where Marlene worked for attorney Morrie O’Donnell and later at the Appaloosa Horse Club. As their family grew, Marlene became a homemaker. She enjoyed time with her children and was active with St. Mary’s Church and School in Moscow. She enjoyed time spent at the University of Idaho basketball and football games and taking the occasional college course.
In 1979, Marlene and Keith moved their family to Lewiston as their beverage distributorship grew. Marlene loved time spent with family and friends. She enjoyed playing bridge and other card and board games, and even an occasional round of golf.
She loved to travel. Her fondest trips were cruises to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, as well as trips visiting family in Brazil, Washington, D.C., Canada and snow-birding in the South. When she and Keith retired in 1995, they traveled to Australia and New Zealand.
Marlene was an avid reader. She loved history, mysteries and biographies. She lived by the quote, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.”
Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Keith; son Bradley; brothers Melvin and Deward Moser; and sister Dorothy Semler.
She is survived by her sister, Arlee Lakin of Ridgecrest, Calif.; daughters Lynn (Bob) Dickson of Woodburn, Ore., Krista (Tom) Schmidt of Bow, Wash., and June (Juan) Butler of Canton, Ga.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In Marlene’s memory, donations may be made to the Idaho Foodbank.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 22 at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston.