Marlene Kaui Mizell Schenck, born on March 18, 1950 passed away peacefully on December 15, 2018 in Roswell, NM. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Robert and Ellen Mizell. Growing up in her beloved Hawaii she danced hula, surfed, picnicked and camped on the beach with her family, and she was runner up in the Miss Hawaii Pageant.
She met Roland Schenck, “The love of her life, the apple of her eye, the man of her dreams,”, and they married 3 months later in Hawaii in 1970. Over the years they lived in Hawaii, The Philippines, Washington DC, Springfield, MD, Annapolis, MD, Ruidoso, NM, Irvine, CA, and Roswell, NM.
She had a fierce love for her family and friends and could always be counted on. She was the first to help, offer support and give advice to anyone who needed it. She remained positive in everything she faced and would never go anywhere without her beautiful smile.
Marlene is survived by her loving husband, Roland, her three daughters, Heidi White and husband Mac of San Antonio, Texas, Holly Shore and husband Jeremy of Austin, Texas, Heather Long and husband Josh of Roswell, New Mexico, two stepdaughters, Kim Schenck of Santa Monica, California and Audrey Bell and husband Alan of Corrales, New Mexico; eleven grandchildren, Jason Schenck and his wife Amanda, Stirling Bell, Sarintha Bell, Olivea Bell, Claire White, Ella White, Brooks Shore, Luke Shore, Kaia Shore, Cooper Long and Colton Long and one great-grandchild Samuel Schenck.
Her brothers Ray Mizell and wife Judy of Temecula, California and Robert Mizell and wife Tammy of Edmond, Oklahoma and her nieces and nephews Tammy Mizell Shanholtzer, Rick Mizell, Kehela Mizell Sellhorn and Jett Mizell.
Preceding her in death were her mother, Ellen Pang Mizell and her youngest brother, Maylon Mizell.
Donations may be made in her honor to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, The Assistance League of Chaves County Assisteens, or The Assurance Home of Roswell.
The family wishes to thank all of the people who loved, encouraged and cared for her over the years.
My heart is broken when I saw this I never knew I was looking up a friend of my husbands. She was a diamond in all she did, she was just so loving to me and others. She always had that big smile when she would come into Fedex and even when I retired and would see her. I will miss her deeply prays to the family in this time of need
Merlinda PadillaRoswell, NM
I am sorry Marlene lost her cancer battle, after a long & inspiring battle. I found it profound that her funeral was on my 65th birthday. My love to all the family, She was a dear friend to my parents next door.
Laura Snead WatersMountain Home, AR
Elaine & I offer our deepest sympathy to Roland Schenck,, family, and friends of Marlene.....May God bless & strengthen the faith of all who morn her loss. Ph 4:7
HUGH & ELAINE TAYLORROSWELL, NM
Marlene was always smiling and happy to see you, even though you had been together, yesterday. She was a true friend and loving lady. Marlene's friendship can not be replaced. God, as always, is blessing you, Sweet Lady.
Gene MunseyParker, CO
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends.
Becky McLaneCornelius, NC
I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. May Jehovah the “God of all comfort” be a source of strength and comfort to help you endure this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
Dearest Schenck Family
How she fought to stay longer with her beloved family! To you, Roland, Heidi, Holly, Heather, Kim & Audrey and your extended families, I convey y sincerest condolence for your great loss. There are never words to fully express our regrets; there is the hope, however, that the precious memories nurtured will be a source of strength along with our Almighty God in your healing. I am praying for your family.
Claudette FosterRoswell, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marlene will be greatly missed. She always had a smile and hug for us and our family. Her beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of you, her family, and of all of us who knew her.
Frank & Margaret ChavezRoswell, NM
I hope you are dancing with the Angel's dear friend. You are loved and missed beyond measure.
Carla Marley-BallingerFort Worth, TX
She is missed. I have always thought Marlene was my other mom when I was in elementary school. She was always there. I live the whole family. She will always be in my heart. Much love to the family.
Valerie Soliz-RamirezRoswell, NM
Fly high with the angels, Marlene.
Wow! My heart. I am sorry to hear of your passing. You have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. The excitement of running into you at the stores. You always made me feel so special. I know in my heart that your family has a beautiful guardian angel with them. I love you my beautiful, Marlene.