Eloise Marvel - March 09, 2013Eloise Craft Otto Marvel, 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Eloise has been cremated and, at her request, there will be no memorial service.
Memorials made by made to Hamilton Community Foundation, Box 283, Aurora, NE 68818.
Eloise was born and grew up on a farm near Phillips, the daughter of Lester and Ruth Craft Otto.
She married Alden L. Marvel of Giltner during World War II and she lived in many locations as an Air Force wife. Eloise and Alden moved to Colorado Springs in 1966 for his last tour of duty and decided that was where they would remain.
Eloise was an elementary school teacher, beginning in Nebraska where she rode a pony to the classroom, and continuing once her children were in school in Ohio, Virginia and Colorado Springs. Upon retirement, she volunteered as a docent at several museums in Colorado Springs and traveled the world with Alden.
She lived a wonderful life full of grade, courage, generosity and intellectual curiosity and will be deeply missed and remembered with love. Jill and Jeff were always very grateful to have had the privilege of being Eloise and Alden’s children.
Jill is deeply appreciative of Christine O’Maley for her many years of devoted assistance to Eloise. They also thank the dedicated staff at Emeritus at Bear Creek and Evercare Hospice for their care.
Survivors include her daughter, Jill Marvel Smith and husband Barton of Virginia; her suster, Marily Otto Fischer of Nebraska; sister-in-law, Maurine Marvel Smith of Texas and two grandsons, Sebring Alden Smith of Virginia and Bradley Marvel of Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband and son, Jeffrey K. Marvel; her brother, Keith (Beverly) Otto; sister, Jerre (Jim) Lane; and brothers-in-law, Don Fischer and Larry Smith.