Marla Marie (Jobes) Michael

Born: Mon., Mar. 21, 1960
Died: Thu., May 2, 2013

Private Services

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., May 11, 2013
Location: Pendleton Eagles Lodge #28

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Marla Marie Michael was born on March 21, 1960, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon, to Dennis Duane and Helen Margaret (Kucera) Jobes.  She grew up in Pilot Rock with her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  She received her education in the Pilot Rock School District.  Marla was very proud that during her time on the cheerleading squad, they were inducted into the Hall of Fame.  She graduated in 1979, and began working in the grocery business with her dad, Dennis at the Pilot Rock Grocery.  Later she worked as a housekeeper, then did custodial work for the school and was most recently employed at St. Anthony’s Hospital for several years.

Marla married Ben Michael in 1980 and raised their two children, Nicholas James and Shalena Marie in Pilot Rock.  Marla loved being a part of the Michael family and although the marriage ended, the family love remained.  Marla spent the last 14 years with her best friend and companion, Roger Clark and enjoyed the new family that he brought into her life.  Roger’s mother, Janis; son, Colton; daughter, Kaylie and grandchildren, Colton, Shain and Cody.

Marla had a good heart and received pleasure from the simple things in life.  Spending time with family and friends brought her joy, especially her two grandsons, Caden & Teagan Rugg.  Roger & Marla’s home was a gathering place of hospitality, with many memories made sitting around the campfire.  She also loved going for drives in the country with Roger in his Jeep.  The Vinegar Mountain area was her piece of heaven. 

Marla is survived by her mother, Helen Jobes - Pilot Rock/Pendleton; son, Nick Michael - Pendleton; daughter, Shalena Michael - Pilot Rock; grandsons, Caden & Teagan Rugg - Pilot Rock; brother, Jim (Nancy) Jobes - Salem, OR; sisters, Valorie (Sonny) Sampson - Pilot Rock; and Belinda (David) Roberts - Tri-Cities, WA; sisters-in-law, Jana Whitten, Lori Jobes and Janet Koch - Pendleton; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Pat Michael - Pilot Rock; brothers-in-law, Don (Mary) Michael - Pendleton, Tom (Leslie) Michael - Puyallup, WA, John (Karlene) Michael - Boise, ID, Stanley (Lynnea) Stanhope - Pendleton; and many nieces and nephews.

Marla was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Jobes; brothers, Ron Jobes and Dean Jobes; and nephew, Travis Sampson. 

A Private Family Memorial will be held Friday, May 10th at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton at 3:30 PM, followed by a Celebration of Life Potluck Luncheon for family and friends on Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 PM at the Pendleton Eagles Lodge. Send condolences online at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. 

Any donations in her memory may be made to the St. Anthony Hospice in gratitude for the compassionate care she received.

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Patti McMahon
   Posted Mon May 06, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Marla's passing - she was always such a warm, sweet gal with a big smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and those who loved Marla.

Linda Van Nattan
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Marla will be missed. Certainly a huge loss for family and friends. Our prayers are with the Jobes and Michaels. Linda and Steve Van Nattan

Patty Sells
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
I was sorry to hear of Marla's passing. Many Good Memories of her smile and easy laughter.

Kathee (Stelk) Moffett
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
So sorry to hear about Marla. She always had a smile, and laughter. She was a go getter. busy, busy, busy all the time. Marla was very sweet. Marla will be missed greatly by everyone she had met.. Hope you Rest in Great Peace.


Ann (Eft) Bird
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Very Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss Of Marla. Thoughts And Prayers For All Her family.

Trudy Draper-Jessen
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Marla has passed to soon from this life, but will always be remembered. Prayers of peace and comfort to her family.


Trudy Draper-Jessen

Ed and Gail Hyden
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Thinking of you at this time. Our best to all of your family.

Lynette McEntire
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
I'm so sorry for the loss of a woman that was full of life, a heart of gold and a her laughter that always me made me smile and made me laugh. Marla will be truly missed.

Debra Carnes
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Nick, Shalena and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories of your mom. She always had a smile on her face. She was a beautiful, friendly, outgoing woman and she will be missed. Prayers for you all in this difficult time.

Debbie Carnes (Sampson)

Jim McMahon
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Marla was a wonderful friend, with the sweetest smile I've ever seen. I will miss her for the rest of my life. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Renae Reeser Graton
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Marla was always a breath of fresh air.

HollyJo Beers
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Marla's passing. She was a very sweet person, always had a smile. My prayers go out to the Jobes and Michael families at this time and to all those who loved her and thought of her as a friend. May she rest in peace from all the troubles of this world. She will always be remembered.

Bonnie (Hinkle) Zick
   Posted Wed May 08, 2013
Memories last forever...they never die....Cherish Marla's memories forever in your heart. They will bring you strength, comfort and peace. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to Marla's family.

Sandra Dean
   Posted Wed May 08, 2013
"was sorry to hear of Marla`s passing. My prays go out to the family. She will be miss. She was always fun to camp with and be around. I remember all the good times we have had. I can still see her saying " Welllll Roger" with hands on hips. Waiting for his reply. Bless you all.
A friend always,
Sandee Dean

John Herald
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
Sorry for yours and the worlds loss -- with sadness, John

Judy Lee (O'Brien) Wolf
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Know that Marla was loved by all. Take care

Ruthann O'Brien
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
Sorry about your loss, I can remember when Marla was born, she was a blessing then and always. Take care. Ruthann

Ruthann O'Brien
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
I can remember when Marla was born, she was a blessing then and always.
Take care. O'Brien family

Donna Christensen & Family
   Posted Mon May 13, 2013
There are many memories that I have containing adventures with Marla and all of them make me smile and remember the bright outlook she always had. Even though some times were tough, she was always the positive one. So, remember when you look up at night and see all the beautiful stars, Marla's is the new bright and shiny one.

Our condolences to the Jobes & Michael family.

Christel Quimby
   Posted Sat June 01, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Jobes and Michael's family. You are in our prayers.

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