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Marcia Ann Kyger

Marcia Ann Kyger died on April 9 due to complications following surgery for a broken femur. She was 86.  

Marcia was born in Berkeley, California to Mary and Arnold Soderberg and was a proud fourth-generation Californian. She lived in the San Gabriel Valley for 80 years, attending grammar school in Glendora and graduating from Citrus High School (later Citrus College), where she lettered in four sports and was the 1952 May Queen. 

She earned a nursing degree from Orange County General Hospital School of Nursing and completed training in Kansas City, Missouri, where she met Dick Kyger. They were married from 1957 until his untimely passing in 1971.

Mrs. Kyger was a respected nurse, and worked at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina for more than 40 years, where she made many good friends. After her husband died, she raised their two children in Claremont while working full-time at night in the emergency room.

She remained in Claremont after her children left home and was a California Drive resident for almost 50 years. 

She loved her family and friends, Balboa Island, the Firefall at Yosemite, NFL football, playing hearts and watching Judge Judy. She was also known to enjoy the occasional glass of chardonnay.  

She is survived by her sisters Karen Simon (Ron) and Roberta Alexander; daughter Mary Liñan (Roger); son Ben Kyger (Adena Fritz); grandchildren Laura Colburn (Brendon), David Kyger (Christina), Jon Liñan and Steven Liñan (the favorite); and great-grandson Daniel Kyger.  

Mrs. Kyger was preceded in death by her husband Dick Kyger and Carter Alexander. 

A graveside memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 9 at Oakdale Cemetery in Glendora.


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