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Marlene Savage


July 4, 1933 ~ March 16, 2017


Marlene L. (Wykes) Savage, 83, was born July 4, 1933 in Alhambra, California to James L. and Evelyn N. (Bobek) Wykes and passed away March 16, 2017 in Caldwell, Kansas.


Growing up, dance was important and she studied from age 8 to 17 at the Lillian Haughton School of Dance in El Monte, California. Marlene loved horses, riding and helping her father with barn chores. She attended El Monte High School where she was a majorette with the marching band and graduated in 1951.


Marlene married Arnold F. Savage on May 15, 1952 in Pasadena, California and celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2002.


After living in various states for Arnold’s work, they moved to Caldwell in 1963 from North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to be close to family and run Sinclair Gas Station, where she was a bookkeeper.


Marlene taught dance several years in Caldwell as well as working at several local businesses. She enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing, crafts, fishing and loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She volunteered at Caldwell Food Bank for several years and served on the Board of Directors.


Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, James and Evelyn (Bobek) Wykes, her husband’s parents, Arnold P. and Brace (Bolin) Savage, Husband Arnold F. Savage, son Dale Alan Savage and grandson John Jacob (Jake) Twombly, and sister Joyce (Wykes) Heller.


She is survived by daughters Cristy Twombly, Cindy (Jim) Bailey, Laurie (Bob) Tomko and Jana Savage, 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, nephew Craig Heller and niece’s Gayle Heller Cundari and Rhonda Heller Bakkedahl.


A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.


Memorials may be given in memory of Marlene to the Caldwell Care Network or to the Caldwell Food Bank and left in care of the mortuary.



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With deepest sympathy

Renea (Ryan) Papen - 03/17/2017

Dear Cristy and family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you cherish all the wonderful memories and moments with your beloved Mother. I fondly remember the fun times and hospitality shown by your loving Mother.


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Deepest Sympathy

Debbie Beran - 03/18/2017

Savage kids I'm sorry to hear about Marlene. I have so many fun memories of being at your house and how sweet you Mom was. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


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much love to you

velta glenn - 03/18/2017

will truely miss this great lady. bless you in your sadness


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Joyce Washburn ... - 03/20/2017

Cristy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have many fond memories of your Mother during our growing up years. She will be greatly missed by so many friends and family. I will be thinking of you today (Monday). Wish so very much I could be there with you but will be in thought.


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Will miss this fine person!

Janet (Clow) Va... - 04/10/2017

Jana & family,I still remember back to when I first started working at the grocery store,and one day grabbing at a plastic sack instead of paper.She (your mom) calmly and gently said Janet,to basically tell me I was getting my sacking project wrong.Ha! Anyway I got it right after that. Jana,at the mention of your name and whereabouts,her eyes sparkled like glass!Could tell she dearly loved her family!



Will miss her!





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Will miss this fine person!

Janet (Clow) Va... - 04/10/2017

Jana & family,I still remember back to when I first started working at the grocery store,and one day grabbing at a plastic sack instead of paper.She (your mom) calmly and gently said Janet,to basically tell me I was getting my sacking project wrong.Ha! Anyway I got it right after that. Jana,at the mention of your name and whereabouts,her eyes sparkled like glass!Could tell she dearly loved her family!



Will miss her!

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