Marian Preston



Marian June Preston passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the age of 91.

Marian was born in Alameda, Calif., on June 4, 1927, to Edwin and Cornielia Sweet. She grew up in Dos Palos where she attended local schools, graduating from Dos Palos High School.

During World War II, Marian was a singing entertainer at Eagle Field. She drove a school bus for Madera Unified School District in the 60s and 70s. After her retirement from bus driving, Marian worked as a rancher, raising registered shorthorn cattle in Mariposa County. She was a member of St. Joachim Catholic Church and sang in the choir.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Earl Sweet and Cornielia Sarah Sweet; husband, Ray Preston; and three brothers, Edwin, Everett and Robert Sweet.

She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Jim Johnson and Judy Bright of Le Grand, Dan and Altia Johnson of Smith Valley, Nev., and Larry and Lynn Johnson of Madera. Marian also leaves behind six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Recitation of the Rosary was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, both at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Madera.

Interment was at White Rock Cemetery in Mariposa County.

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