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Mrs. Marian Hunt, 2021
An ultra-special lady, and the mother of Dennis, Stephen (’64), and Laurie (’67).


Marian Elise Hunt was born on March 2, 1921 in Britt, Iowa. She died on March 24, 2021 in Orange, CA. at the amazing age of 100. 

 
After her graduation from Britt High School, she graduated from Stephens College in Columbus, Missouri when she majored in Elementary Education. In June, 1941 she married Allen Noonan & had 3 children: Dennis, Stephen ('64), and Laurie ('67). 
 
Following their divorce, Marian became active in a Community Theatre Group in Lakewood, CA where she met & married Carl ("Red") Hansen, an Aerospace Engineer and talented Actor. Their daughter, Tracey Jean, was born in Fullerton, CA. Marian taught pre-school for years; a position she dearly loved. 
 
After her retirement in the '80's she remained in touch with four of her students who were part of her life until her death. Marian and Red were in love until the day he died in 1985. 
 
In 1987, she married Gene Hunt, a retired Cal State Fullerton College Professor. They spent summers in West Glacier Montana, enjoying the natural beauty of Big Sky Country and being near his daughters Peggy, Karen, Betty and their families. 
 
In 2008 Gene died from heart complications. Marian was blessed with love one more time. A high school friend from Britt, Herb McMillan came back into her life. They had a short, yet loving relationship. He was taken from her by a heart attack. 
 
Marian was an avid Mickey Mouse fan. She collected plush & figurines and celebrated her 95th birthday at Disneyland with many local and out-of-state family members. 
 
She was also active & had many dear friends at Faith Lutheran Church. Marian is survived by her children Dennis Noonan, Stephen Noonan, Laurie Engelhart, and Tracey Wiltse plus 14 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren. 
 
Preceding her in death was her granddaughter Heather, and her two younger brothers, Bob and Chuck Miller. 
 
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Menifee.

Published by The Press-Enterprise on Apr. 10, 2021.
 

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Steve, it’s late, but I am sorry. I lost my mom and I miss her every day.

— Paul Saevig, ’67. June 19, 2022