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Marielle Mansfield dies at 68 

–Marielle Mansfield passed away peacefully from complications due to breast cancer at the age of 68 on March 15, 2016, at her home surrounded by family and friends.Marielle Mansfield obituary

Born in February 1948 in Montreal, Canada, the family later moved to Orange County, California. Marielle graduated from Savannah High School in 1966. Jeff and Marielle married in 1968 and resided there for the birth of their two children. The family moved to Atascadero in 1978.

Mansfield was an accomplished seamstress, and also excelled in other crafts including knitting, crochet, and stitchery. She was an exceptionally gifted quilter, and known for her artistry with color and fabric. A prolific creator, the hundreds of quilts and wall hangings she created are a lasting legacy and cherished by friends and family. She enjoyed time with her many friends at the Quilters Cupboard, where she taught various sewing and quilting classes. She was honored to be asked to create display quilts for both Quilters Cupboard and for Atascadero Sewing and Vacuum.

A lifelong lover of cats, Mansfield was known for her collection of cat decor throughout her house. She also enjoyed a rousing game of bunko with her friends, had a penchant for Neil Diamond music, and loved to collect cobalt blue chinaware and glassware. Mansfield loved flowers and spent many hours cultivating her garden. She was a great cook and always loved to serve guests and family delicious meals. She was famous for her frosted sugar cookies at Christmastime. Her family will affectionately remember her special recipes including her often-requested potato salad.

Mansfield enjoyed traveling to visit family throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Mansfield of 48 years; her son Todd Mansfield, his fiance Carolyn Murphy, and her beloved grandchildren, Jaden Mansfield, Shae Mansfield, and Buddy Taro; and her daughter Nicole (Mansfield) Hartog and son-in-law Charles Hartog.

After a long and valiantly fought battle with cancer, her loving family and friends will remember Mansfield for her sharp wit, quick smile, great laugh, and generous heart. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service to be held Saturday April 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of the Roses Mortuary, 3450 El Camino Real, Atascadero, Calif., 93422. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Coast Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, 253 Granada, Suite D, San Luis Obispo, California, 93401.

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