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Marlene S Lemieux

02/15/1935 - 09/04/2023
Service Date: 09/09/2023
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2228 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 09/09/2023
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2228 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Marlene S. Lemieux, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, who left us on September 4th, 2023. Marlene was born on February 15th, 1935, and throughout her 88 years of vibrant life, she touched many hearts with her sweet, caring, and selfless nature.

Marlene married her soulmate, the late Marc W. Lemieux, on March 30, 1953. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple on July 15, 1956. Their bond was a testimony of true love and companionship, reinforced by shared laughter and cherished memories. She was a devoted mother to their children; sons Marc Jr. (Jeanette) , Mike (Debbie), Duane (Joyce), Jere, Tere (Darla), and daughter Marie McGhan (Curtis), all of whom survive her along with their 31 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren. Her family was the centerpiece of her universe, and she enriched their lives with her thoughtful, loving, and personable demeanor.

Known for her easy-going, dependable, and constantly forthright personality, Marlene was a beacon of positivity. Her whimsical wit, gracious elegance, and gentle kindness made her a joy to be around. Rarely without a puzzle at hand, she had a brilliant knack for linking pieces together, a metaphor for how she connected with people around her. At home, she inspired a love for puzzles in her children and grandchildren, generation after generation. These quiet moments working side-by-side on a puzzle often led to many meaningful conversations. Her wisdom and support whether in the living room, on the sidelines at a game, at a concert or recital will be sorely missed. It was not uncommon for her to be heard saying, “be the peacemaker” and “when all is said and done, family will be there”.

Marlene’s professional accomplishments were as impressive as her personal ones. She diligently served at the AZ DPS for 25 years. Her role offered the perfect platform for her direct, dependable, and graceful persona.

Funny, yet tender-hearted, Marlene was not without her quirks. Her fear of birds was well-known within her close-knit circle, adding a dash of humor to the family tales. Always soft-spoken but strongly influential, Marlene Lemieux’s legacy will live on in the hearts she touched and the lives she enriched.

Our mom, grandma, and great grandma will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 9th, 2023, at 10 AM, preceded by a viewing at 9 AM at the LDS Church Building at 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ.

If you would like to view the service online, you will be able to follow the link: https://zoom.us/j/93601271404




Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • John and Millie Jones

    Hey Gal–Marlene I am going to miss our talks—–
    it is unbelievable that we have known each other for so many years—-
    We will meet again before long–it will be Mark and Marlene and John and Millie–
    we look forward to that meeting—
    Sent with LOVE
    John and Millie

  • One of the absolute best, so blessed to have known her. An angel on earth, an angel forever.

  • My dearest Marlene,
    I wasn’t prepared for this and still can’t believe this.. I will miss you horribly and my Tuesdays and Fridays will never be the same..
    I hope when you see Mark there will be some old school country music on and you can dance…
    Hopefully no chicken is served..
    I also loved hearing about all of your family, the pictures and all the ball game stats!!
    I’m so happy you’re not in pain anymore but so sad you’re gone.
    All my love to you sweet friend!🩷

  • Dear Lemieux family, Your parents/grandparents were such a delight to know! We loved being “cabin neighbors” with them! Marlene was so kind and sweet – and also a bit competitive in the card games back in the day! She loved everyone – and especially you, her family. She will be greatly missed – but it is lovely to think of her reunited with Marc. May you all be blessed with peace in your hearts and the comfort that the Lord’s plan provides us. Sending love 💜

  • Cindy Markham Kellis

    I Loved Marlene! She always shared a loving smile and a twinkle in her eye. She was a classy lady!! Sorry for your loss!

  • Jim & Debbie Logemann

    Fate brought us together a few years ago. We had the pleasure of knowing her for only a short period, but what an incredible legacy she leaves. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Karen Daniels-Malta

    Dear Lemieux Family,
    Well the Duncan friends are all celebrating Marlene’s arrival. Mom, Kay Daniels, and Dad, Sam Daniels (who worked closely with her at DPS) will be so thrilled to be with her again. I finally remember all the mini mini times. All of us got together while our parents played pinochle. Your family is amazing. I loved visiting with your mom, especially after my mom passed a few years ago. They were so so close. She was genuinely an angel here on earth. So soft spoken and witty. I hope it is comforting, knowing that we will all be with her again in heaven has a new angel. The veil is thin, so expect visits from her in little ways for the rest of your life here on earth. She is only a thought away. She adores and loves all of her family so so much. She will be watching over all of you. Love and prayers to you all. Please contact me anytime 480.390.0489. Karen

  • I loved your sweet mother and father. The friendship and time spent with them will always be in my heart

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