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“Part 3 who was a wonderully gifted marriage counselor and great man. His wife Clarisa and their children were great neighbors and enriched all of our...Read More »
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“Part 2She even took on Saturday work with Special kids and I remember her coming home one day with a huge bruise on her leg from where one of them...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Craig Seyb - DIAMOND BAR, CA

“During the time after Mom got diagnosed with cancer and was getting treatment, we made sure to have the best time ever. Among many other places, we'd...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Craig Seyb - DIAMOND BAR, CA

“Marolyn was a high school classmate, and we knew each other but not that well during our high school years. It was in later years that we became...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: arlene nolan - carmel valley, CA

“Dear Steve and Family. Our deepest sympathy and regards at this sad time. Remember we are Chicagoans and we are resilient. Stay strong! God...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sal & Sheri Rappa - Glendora, CA

“I met Mrs. Reid when her son Ron had our Disney group over the house. She was always happy and full of joy. I know her best through her son Ron. Ron...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Gaby - Anaheim, CA - friend

“I don't remember a time Marolyn wasn't in my life. She was my mother's best friend, and I've always considered her my aunt. Her son's, Ronnie and...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Missy Marsh Lucas - Clayton, CA

“45 years is a long time. That's how long Marolyn and I have been friends; more like family really.We met when I was a college student. My...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Rosemary Wyatt - PAYSON, AZ

“Rest In Peace dear Marolyn. Often and fondly I remember you. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Dolores Wendt - Tomball, TX

“To: Steve, Ron and CraigMarolyn ReidI met Marolyn at the USC Pacific Asia Museum about 16 years ago when she started her docent training. We formed...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Vera Drino - Covina, CA - Friend

“You all were the best next-door neighbors one could ask for. Marolyn was a beacon of smiles and friendliness. She was a perfect hostess and I always...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Carlos Campos - Highland Park, CA

“Marolyn and I were next door neighbor since the age of four we went through grade school high school and one year of college togetherr we had e...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Charlene Bland - Tracy, CA

Pauline Marsh, Marolyn, Lonna (Marsh) Corder San Francisco, 2016 “Celebrating Pauline Marshs birthday ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Lonna Corder - Danville, CA

“My beloved godmother, inspiration and luminary. My life is dimmer. Her laugh will remain in my memory forever. My family vacations to Laguna always...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Lonna Corder - Danville, CA

“I have known Marilyn since we went to Central School. Then went to Tracy highschool. We have kept inIn touch for all these years. She has always been...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Theresa Ortega - Forest Grovr, OR

“You will always be in my heart ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Kidd - Friend

“Our sincerest condolences to the family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: James and Dorothy Welborn - IL


Marolyn Pimentel Reid of Diamond Bar, California died at her residence on July 29, 2018. She was 80 years old.

Born in Stockton, California and raised in Tracy, California, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Elizabeth Pimentel.

In addition to her parents, Marolyn was predeceased by her sister, Janice Pimentel Davis. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Reid; her children, Craig Seyb and Ronald (Grace Burton) Seyb; her brother, John (Lila Mora) Pimentel; her grandson, Steven Nakamura Seyb; her brother-in-law, William Davis; and her nephews and niece, William (Constance) Davis, Jr., Thomas (Judy) Davis, John Michael Davis, and Mary Beth (Edward) Stephens.

Marolyn graduated from Tracy High School, where she was an accomplished cheerleader. After high school, she went on to earn an education degree and a teaching credential from UC Santa Barbara. Marolyn taught elementary school in the Walnut Valley Unified School District for over 40 years. Her husband and sons knew that any trip to a public place would move at a painfully slow pace because Marolyn invariably encountered one or more of her approximately 1200 former students and 100 former student teachers, who would waylay her to tell her how she had affected them in indelibly positive ways. Marolyn continued to substitute teach after she retired. She also found time to work at J.Jill, where she helped numerous woman find their signature style, and to serve as a docent at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.

Marolyn's loving nature and effervescent personality caused people to gravitate to her, and anyone who came into her orbit immediately became her friend. Her friendships were intimate and eternal. She continued to the end of her life to nurture friendships with people from Tracy, her college years, and her teaching career. She was a proud member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society that honors outstanding women educators. Her profound interest in history and other cultures prompted her to travel extensively in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. She loved and devoured books, movies, theater, dance, popular music, and opera. Her favorite spot was Laguna Beach, where she walked, swam, and frolicked with her friends and her family until the end of her life.

Marolyn's radiant spirit will continue, as her favorite Emily Dickinson poem put it, "to perch in the soul of those who remain behind," where it will "sing the tune without the words [that] never stops at all."

A memorial service to honor and remember Marolyn will take place on Sunday, August 19 at 11:00 AM at Via Verde Country Club, 1400 Avenida Entrada, San Dimas, California.

In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made either to the American Breast Cancer Foundation at www.abcf.org/donate or to DonorsChoose.org, a charitable organization that allows donors to support classroom projects devised by public school teachers.