Marcia Lee Navarro, 77, of Porter, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018.
She was born June 22, 1941, in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Clyde
Stephensen and Mayme Stephensen.
For years, Marcia worked as a police dispatcher and bus driver. She loved
green olives, Lay's Potato Chips, hot tea, and mystery novels, especially
Mrs. Jefferies and Hercule Poirot. She was a loving wife, grandmother, and
great-grandmother who cared deeply about her family. As a mother of five and
grandmother of 15, Marcia was a caring woman who was always there for her
loved ones. Whether it was orchestrating barbeques, cooking for family
reunions, shipping far too many Christmas presents, or answering late night
phone calls, Marcia loved to give, listen, and bring people together. Even
as her health declined, Marcia had an uncanny ability to read the emotions
of others, and she inspired those around her to be better than they thought
they could be. Marcia will be remembered by everyone who had the honor of
meeting her, and her legacy will be carried on by her husband, her children,
and her many grandchildren. Marcia, we “love you more,” and we will miss you
On December 5, 1961, Marcia married Santiago (James “Chico”) Jose Navarro,
who survives, along with their children Marcia Ritchea-Navarro, Martin
(Rachel) Navarro, and Poppy-Ann (Brian) Carden; grandchildren: Dustin
Ritchea, Maxwell Navarro, Lucy Navarro, Jami Ritchea, Heidi Navarro, Calvin
Carden, James Navarro, Carmen Navarro, Heather Navarro, Eli Carden,
Elizabeth Navarro, Morgan Navarro, and Lucan Navarro; and
great-grandchildren Ella and Ivan.
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents and two sons James “Jimmer”
Navarro Jr. and Jeffrey Navarro.
A small, private family memorial will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in
celebration of Marcia. You may email Marcia Ritchea-Navarro at email@example.com
for further details. Flowers may be sent to 1141 N. Mineral Springs Rd.,
Porter, IN 46034.
Cremation services entrusted to Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Online
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