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Loel Marston (Millar) Buckley

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Loel Marston (Millar) Buckley

Place of birth: Oakland

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Loel Marston (Millar) Buckley died peacefully on August 7, 2017, surrounded by her family in Coarsegold (Madera County), California at the age of 90. She was born July 7, 1927, in Oakland at Fabiola Hospital and was a third generation Californian whose family has lived in the Bay Area since 1857. Her parents were Margaret Lowell Garthwaite Marston and Otis Reed Marston of Berkeley. Her maternal grandparents, Maria Augusta Lowell Garthwaite and Edwin Hatfield Garthwaite were born in San Francisco in 1857. Her paternal grandparents, William Harrington Marston of Cutler, Maine and Adela Alice Reed Marston of Mt. Desert, Maine, were married in San Francisco in 1884. Both families were prominent residents of Oakland and Berkeley, as were other family members of the Tildens and Cockrofts. She is predeceased by her first husband, Russell Ward Millar Jr. and her second husband John Edward Buckley II. Her brother Otis Garthwaite Marston predeceased her in 2005. She is survived by her twin sister Maradel Marston Rowlands of Fair Oaks, CA., three sons – Andrew Millar of Orcutt, CA., Bradbury Millar of Coarsegold, CA., Duncan Millar of Tustin, CA., seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She attended Hillside School in Berkeley, Anna Head School for Girls in Oakland, the University of Arizona, and the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She and her siblings were early “river runners” on the Colorado River with their father in the 1940s. Loel was extremely active over the years in Marin County, where she lived since 1968. Vibrant, funny, inquisitive, and adventurous, she touched the lives of countless friends and family members over the years. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral Notice Detail

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16 in Petaluma. For further information email If desired, donations in Loel's honor may be made to the Marin Humane Society: (415) 883-4621.

A Memorial Service will be held at

Private Home


Petaluma , CA 94954

On: Sep 16, 2017 — At: 3:00 PM

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