Theresa Ann Marinan (Wilson)

Oct 07, 1954 - Jun 12, 2022

Theresa Ann Marinan (Wilson)

October 07, 1954 - June 12, 2022


Tess, as everyone called her, was born on October 7, 1954 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. She grew up in Bloomington and Eagan. She moved to New York then to California, back to Minnesota and then back again to California; residing in the city of Pasadena for the past 12 years.

Her large family provided her with the opportunity to have relationships with multiple nieces and nephews, many of which she hosted at Disneyland and at other activities. She was well liked by her business associates and her numerous friends.

She was active as a child and athletic as an adult; competing in numerous half-marathons and running with her club. She loved music, exploring the state of California (especially Death Valley and the Central Coast) and, of course, her pets. Notably Bunky, Bogey, Bear, Angel and Bindy, her dogs.

Her professional life was mostly that of what used to be called a legal "secretary". She worked for large firms in Century City and elsewhere. In addition, she was also the secretary of Herb Brooks at the university of Minnesota and for a president of a California Savings and Loan.

As we all know, Tess had on again, off again, relationships with all her siblings and provided many challenges to those relationships - many of which could not be overcome. Despite the difficulties, Tess was much loved and will be missed.

We are comforted in the knowledge that she embraced a firm belief in our Savior, Jesus Christ and that she is, even now, resting in His arms.


Graveside Service
Fri, Jul 1, 2022 at 10:00 am
El Toro Memorial Park

25751 Trabuco Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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