Marlene M. Pajala-McCormick-Lopez

Marlene M. Pajala-McCormick-Lopez

MADISON- Marlene M. Pajala-McCormick-Lopez, age 76, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on Oct. 5, 1936, in Prentice, the daughter of Einair and Ruth. Marlene was united in marriage to Gerald McCormick and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1989. She later married Sam Lopez on June 12, 1993, and he passed away on Feb. 9, 2012. Marlene was an RSVP of Dane County and was recently awarded for her 5000+ hours of volunteering. When she wasn’t volunteering, Marlene loved knitting hats and lap blankets, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was avid Packers fan. Marlene also enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Richard) Beck; son, Michael (Vicki) McCormick; sisters, Joan Pajala and Beverly (Tom) Gottfried; and her brother, John (Waltraud) Pajala; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Marlene was preceded in death by husbands; daughter, Sandra McCormick; brother, Robert Pajala; and grandson, Michael McCormick.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Marlene’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for all the care they gave Marlene.