It is with great sadness that the family of Marlene Joanne Rudeloff (nee Wynia) announces her passing on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009, at the age of fifty years. Marlene was born January 14th, 1959 in Red Deer, Alberta and moved to Harrison Hot Springs in 1974.
Throughout her school years, Marlene excelled at art and was an outstanding basketball player. She graduated from Agassiz High School in 1977. Marlene was multi-talented, and she pursued many different interests after graduating, including artist, ski instructor, and BC Tel Operator.
Marlene married the love of her life and best friend, Chuck, in Vancouver in 1984. Their life became richer with the birth of their three daughters, Madison, Tayler, and Georgia. She was a loving and inspirational mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend.
As an avid artist and gardener, Marlene continued to pursue her life-long passion for art by creating her business, The Eclectic Gardener, in 1998. Later, she also became a Certified Landscape Designer. In addition to her business, Marlene created many beautiful paintings, sculptures, garden art and collages which will always be treasured. Marlene and family moved to Vernon in 2002 where she owned and operated a wine business.
Many unforgettable memories were made during countless family outings, summers on the lake in her boat Big Red, and soaking up the sun. Marlene will always be remembered for her big smile, big hugs and kind words.
Marlene will be greatly missed by Chuck, her husband of twenty four years, their three daughters, Madison (19), Tayler (16), Georgia (14); her mother, Marie Zandberg; brothers, Dick (Peggy), John (Carol); sisters, Anne (Darryl), Theresa (John), Bettyanne (Mark), and many nieces and nephews. Marlene is predeceased by her father, Joe Wynia; nephew, Jes; stepfather, Dick Zandberg, and great neice, Shea. She will also be missed by her extended family and many friends.
A service will be held for Marlene at the Vernon Alliance Church on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 2:00pm, with a reception to follow at 3:00pm.